Sunday, July 10, 2011

A healthier version of fries

Sweet Potato Fries

**I use two kinds of sweet potatoes; the gold ones, and the ones that are orange on the inside, to give it a nice color variety. The recipe is a little spicy, but gives you an all-round perfect balance of sweet, salty, spicy, and savory!

3 lbs. of peeled sweet potatoes (they shrink when they are cooked-so 3 pounds isn’t too much)-plus they reheat in a toaster oven perfectly.

¼ cup Olive oil

Natures Seasoning

Penzey’s Spices “Arizona” blend (Salt free) **This is a little spicy-and contains some smoke flavor. If you don’t have this, you can substitute for the ingredients below:

                1/8 cup Hungarian Paprika

                1 tsp. cayenne Pepper

                ¼ teaspoon chili powder

Pre-heat oven to 375. Cut potatoes into finger size & thickness slices. Toss in a large sealable zip lock bag in Olive oil, adding your other seasonings. Mix well. Place on a well-greased (with olive oil) cookie sheet (preffereably with side-makes it easier to mix), and bake for 1 hour. Turn sweet potatoes over gently with a spatula every 15 or so minutes. They will get soft before they get crispy. Once they are cooked & appear soft-increase temperature to 400-410. Cook for another 30 or so minutes, or until crispy. It’s important to closely monitor & continue to turn the fries during this time, as they can easily burn. I usually serve with a side of Ranch dressing, and carrot and celery sticks.


  1. These look so good! I love sweet potato fries! What a great blog you have!

  2. I love sweet potato fries..yours came out so good! Very well done!!!

  3. I love sweet potato fries!!!They are so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lovely (and healthy). I've just made garlic mayonnaise and these look perfect for dipping!

  5. I love sweet potato fries, they are SOOOO good. Always seems like I am getting a treat :-D

  6. mmmmm, I think I like sweet potato fries more than the "regular" kind! These look so good!