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Sweet Potato Fries

These Sweet Potato Fries are super simple make, and they taste great! Bake up a batch in about 30 minutes with no fuss or hassle. No waiting in lines, either.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are practically ubiquitous in burger restaurants these days — at least in my neck of the woods. I can think of any number of burger joints that offer sweet potato fries as an alternative to traditional french fries.

Over the last three years, I’ve developed an affection for sweet potato fries that surprised even me. We weren’t always on good terms, sweet potatoes and me. But we are now. Doing a Whole 30 kinda forces your hand in that way.

Sweet potatoes, while still a starch, are healthier for you than white potatoes, and they are super yummy!

If you haven’t tried making your own sweet potato fries, today’s the day! This recipe is so quick, simple, and easy, you’ll be noshing on healthy fries in no time. Without waiting in line!

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My 18-year old son started eating sweet potatoes with gusto a couple years ago when he began to do some serious exercise and nutrition. He loves these heavily seasoned with cayenne, cumin, and other spices. I’d like to say I can handle the heat, but sometimes his sweet potato fries set my mouth on fire!

These sweet potato fries are plain and simple: a dousing of olive oil, generous shakes of salt and pepper, and a spell in a hot oven. They are delicious fresh from the oven, but they reheat decently the next day, too.

Serve these fries as a tasty and good-for-you appetizer or side dish. I particularly like dipping them in homemade mayonnaise. Yum!

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  1. I love sweet potato fries! My husband has made me a SF Giants fan, and I think my love for baseball was really cemented when I had the garlic fries at AT&T Park. The finished fries are topped with garlic and parsley, putting a layer of aggressive flavor on something that was already tasty. Since we live in CO, I set about a few years ago to make a home version of garlic fries, especially if there’s a good game on. I toss finished oven fries in a vinaigrette I’ve made in my mortar&pestle with lemon, garlic, pure ground chile powder (I like chimayo), salt, parsley and just enough olive oil to make the paste come together. For sweet potato fries, I like cilantro, cumin, coriander seed, garlic lime, olive oil and paprika. I’ve convinced my husband that though sweet potato fries are not technically true garlic fries, they’re more Giants appropriate being orange and with blackened bits from the oven!

  2. I love sweet potato fries, it’s the only way my family will eat sweet potatoes too. I like to add garlic powder and smoked paprika to mine, they are not spicy, but super flavourful that way. Chilli powder is another mild seasoning that goes well and is enjoyed even by my 3 year old.

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