Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Who doesn’t love french fries?  I know I do, but when sweet potato fries are available I always opted for this Vitamin A rich alternative.  I have to say that I prefer regular french fries fried in oil rather than baked, but I love sweet potato fries baked not fried.  I know confusing right?

I enjoy the taste of sweet potatoes when they are baked, because I find the flavor is enhanced. Oil from frying masks the natural flavor of the sweet potatoes. Baked sweet potato fries are so easy to make. Two potatoes give you about 2-4 servings.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

You can cut the fries to any size you wish.  I try to cut them as thin as I can without chopping off my fingers.  Too thin though and you may end up burning some of the fries if they cook too long.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I coat the fries in a bit of olive oil to help crisp them up.  I also lightly season them with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (for a little kick).  Sweet potatoes are so flavorful and really require no seasoning, but I find the spicy/salty seasoning is a nice contrast.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
 
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Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed, peeled, and sliced into long strips
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl mix sweet potato strips with olive oil, salt, and peppers.
  3. Spread seasoned sweet potatoes out onto a baking sheet.
  4. Place sweet potato fries into oven for about 15 minutes or until browned.
  5. Turn potatoes once half way through cooking time.
  6. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

I use ketchup with regular french fries.  With sweet potato fries I love ranch dressing.  I don’t know why I just do!  Try it, you will love the combo.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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