Monday, April 20, 2009

Sweet Potato Fries

Everyone has been talking about sweet potato fries lately. And, are they ever good. Delicious blend of sweet and salty... excellent.

Sweet Potato Fries
1-4 large sweet potatoes (depending on how many fries you want)
~ 1 T olive oil (enough to lightly coat the fries)
Salt, to taste

Wash, peel and cut the sweet potatoes into "fries". Mine always end up different shapes and sizes, but they still taste great :)

Toss sweet potatoes in olive oil until lightly coated. Add a bit of salt too.

Place sweet potatoes in a pan (ungreased is fine if you have enough oil on the potatoes), and spread them out so they are not overlapping.

Bake at 425 for about 10 minutes, then flip over. Fries get mushy first, but keep cooking to crisp up. I often turn down the heat to 400 or less and continue cooking for an additional 10-20 minutes until desired crispness is reached. Keep checking the fries until you know your oven, how you like your fries, and to prevent from burning! The bottom sides burn really quickly with the oil...

Enjoy warm, sprinkled with a little salt.

For more yummy frugal recipes, stop by Grocery Cart Challenge's Friday Recipe Swap!  This post is linked to Tammy's In-Season Recipe Swap: Sweet Potatoes


  1. I love sweet potato fries. :-) Have you tried using taco seasoning on them as well? YUMMY!! :-)

  2. I love sweet potato fries! Here's what I've found (and read) about making really crispy fries on the outside but still fluffy on the inside. Microwave your fries for a minute or so until they are soft. In the mean time heat the cooking sheet you are going to cook with as well as some oil in it. When you place the fries in they immediatly start crisping up. Turn, or try to, all the fries over to get the other side. They come out SO tasty! Happy Cooking!

  3. My fries turned out mushy... I cooked them for almost 30 min...the bottoms were brown on some but not crispy at all. Still tasty though!

  4. These were so good! My kids wish I'd made more!


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