March 06, 2012

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I love sweet potatoes.

I enjoy them baked or mashed with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.  I always save them for last as I consider them to be dessert rather than a side dish.   Every now and then Luke will partake in the sweet potato munching with me.  My hubby and daughter on the other hand do not like their veggies sweet.  

I looked it up, sweet potatoes are vegetables.  It is also suggested that you do not keep them in the fridge where they will develop a hard core and an "off" taste.  Well, lookie there,  I learned something new today!

With our produce delivery, we sometimes receive sweet potatoes.  So, I've been experimenting and trying to find new ways to spice these sweet babies up.

As luck would have it, I came across this recipe the other day and thought I would give it a shot. 


They partook, they munched, they smiled, they enjoyed!

These were a side dish that accompanied Bison burgers.  Also a first for us, the Bison burgers were so amazing!  Much better than ground beef and better for you to boot!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Yeild: 4 servings

  • 1 large sweet potato and 1 small sweet potato, peeled or skin on - your choice
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, chunky
  • About 1/4 cup olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. If you wash the sweet potato, make sure you dry them thoroughly or the oil will not coat the fries as well and you will end up with soggy fries.
  3. Slice the sweet potatoes a 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch slices.
  4. Place the fries into a bowl, add oil and toss thoroughly.
  5. Place the fries on a baking sheet.  Salt and pepper and mix them up gathering all of the goodness from the baking pan and making sure all the salt, pepper and oil is spread all around the fries.  Evenly space them on your baking sheet and make sure they are not touching or they will get soggy.
  6. Place them in the oven for 15 minutes.  Do not open!  After 15 minutes, flip them and place them back in the oven for 10 more minutes.
  7. Both sides should be brown and crispy and delicious. 
Cooks Tips:
  • These will not turn out very crispy if you're cooking anything else in the oven, or if the fries are crowded too close together. They'll sweat instead of crisp.
  • Keep an eye on them because every oven is different. You don't want them to get black.
  • A lighter colored baking sheet is preferable.
 Adapted from

Servings: a handful
Calories: 173
Total Fat: 13.6
Carbohydrates: 12.4 mg.
Sodium:  61 mg.
Protein:  1.2 g.

What's your favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes?

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  1. Yummy! We just had some roasted sweet potatoes taste even better!

  2. I have been in search of a good sweet potato fry recipe - going to have to give these a try!

  3. Your tips here are great. I absolutely love sweet potatoes, especially baked. Such an easy filling snack!

  4. Serving size-a handful?..I would probably have to eat more than that! I really like the idea of baking but to have all the taste of fried and these just might be the ticket. They look very tempting. Have a great evening!

  5. I usually fry this and roll on sugar, but would love to try new ways to prepare this. Thanks for sharing =). Delicious sweet potatoes =)


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