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Spicy Oven Sweet Potato Fries

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This is the only way I’ve been able to make sweet potato fries crispy in the oven. Sweet potato fries are coated with a mixture of spices, drizzled with olive oil, and baked until crisp.

Ingredients

  • 3 whole Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into ½ – ¾ inch sticks. Try to keep all of the pieces as uniform in thickness as possible. Do not wash before peeling – the excess moisture will make the fries soggy.

In a large bowl, or in a very large plastic bag, combine all of the remaining ingredients except the olive oil. Stir cornstarch and seasonings together and then add the fries. Seal the top of the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, or seal the bag. Shake bowl or bag to evenly coat the fries.

Spread 1/3 of the fries onto a large nonstick cookie sheet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and stir fries around with your hands to coat evenly. Spread the fries out evenly and make sure they are well spaced. Don’t crowd the fries, as this will cause them to steam rather than bake up crispy.

Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove fries from oven and flip them over. You might need a spatula for this to loosen some up from the pan. Return to oven for an additional 5 minutes or until golden to dark brown. Continue with remaining fries. Serve hot.

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ComfortablyDomestic on 10.12.2011

Great sweet potato fries! I’ve made these fries a few times. I love spicy food, but the recipe as is was a little much for even me. I played around with the recipe, and came up with a spice ratio that is still spicy for me, but one that my family will eat, too. Thanks for the recipe!

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AmyJed on 8.24.2011

These fries were sooooo good!! I cheated and used store-bought sweet potato fries instead of cutting up my own, but I can’t wait to make them again with the real thing. The seasonings were delicious. I was definitely a bit skeptical when reading the recipe, but I followed all the steps and they couldn’t have turned out better. Thanks!!

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