Sweet Potato Fries - Hot and Sweet

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Category: Side Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.friendsfoodfamily.com/friends-food-family/2010/02/sweet-potato-fries.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced slightly thinner than steak fries
2 tablespoons of canola oil
Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper


Toss sweet potato slices with the canola oil
Place on a cookie sheet, salt and pepper one side
Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes
Turn fries and bake for another 20 minutes
Remove from oven when edges are golden
Mix brown sugar, kosher salt and cayenne pepper together
Sprinkle on fries as they come out of oven



Karen Brown's picture

Yum!! I'm not a fan of plain sweet potatoes, but I love sweet potato fries!!


We love sweet potatoes, whether baked, mashed or roasted they always taste great. Last night we were making steak for dinner and I was craving french fries. Having found a few sweet potatoes in the pantry, I figured I could make Sweet Potato Fries.

I went to the Food Network website and started looking through recipes. Some were a little bland, others calling for frying in oil. I didn't have much time so it became a combination of recipes, a little bit of Emeril, a little bit of Giada.

I decided to peel and cut two sweet potatoes into slices a little bit thinner than steak fries. I drizzled two tablespoons of canola oil onto the slices and tossed them well. I placed them on cookie sheets and salt and peppered one side. I placed them into a 400 degree oven and let them cook for 20 minutes. I turned the potatoes and allowed them to cook for an additional 20 minutes. I took them out when they started getting golden brown around the edges.

While they were baking I mixed together:

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

When I took them out, I sprinkled them with the sugar mixture. They were delicious, a little bit of sweetness with cayenne heat. Everyone enjoyed them, picking at them before the steak was ready. I decided that the next time I bake, roast or fry sweet potatoes, I'm going to sprinkle them with this mixture...hot and sweet, just the way we like them!




Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 5:32am


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