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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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These puppies are quickly becoming my new popcorn, a.k.a. my new late-night, movie watching snack. They are quick and easy, as well as healthier than the starchy alternative. I leave the skins on them, because Maude tells me to, but you should follow your instincts on that one. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself making these at 11 pm when everyone else is asleep, but you have a lot of Grey’s Anatomy to catch up on.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Sweet Potato
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Freshly Ground Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper (if You're Down With That)

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 450F.

2. Scrub the sweet potato and cut into 1/2 inch slices (or thinner if you like your fries crispier).

3. In a bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne (if you like-ah some spice-ah).

4. Arrange fries evenly on a cookie sheet and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes minutes, checking after 20 minutes to prevent burning (ovens vary). Flip halfway so they cook evenly.

5. Settle in for a good movie and a glass of wine with a delicious snack.

Suggestion: Try throwing on some parmesan cheese during the last few minutes of baking for a yummy surprise!

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Patti A on 11.29.2011

This is my new favorite! So easy and wonderful….

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ac007 on 9.26.2011

Those fries look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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mimi1214 on 4.18.2011

I’m making these this week – if not tonight!!!

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Marla Meridith on 2.6.2011

Love sweet potato fries!

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marsharob on 2.6.2011

I’ve had some darling sweet potatoes sitting in my pantry staring at me for a while…and NOW I finally know what to do with them! Thanks for posting!

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maryannem on 1.30.2018

We loved these. I used paprika rather than cayenne as someone else stated, and at 23 minutes they were a good bit overcooked so I will decrease that next time. I was surprised that one sweet potato was enough for two people but it was plenty.

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stacey87 on 6.4.2013

LOVE! Made these last night and the hubby and I enjoyed these very much. The cayenne was great!

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mrsbusyb on 1.5.2012

mmmm…MMmm…MMMMMmm…even my hubs liked them and hes picky!

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Jodie Coher on 12.30.2011

Very yummy. I eliminated the cayenne and used paprika instead, as I am serving young tots… They came out perfect – best sweet potato fries I’ve ever made! Thanks for the recipe!

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Liz on 11.18.2011

pretty good. just don’t make them too thin, and make sure to turn them at a good time or they’ll burn. otherwise, lovely.

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