Melissa's Cuisine: Sweet Potato Fries

Friday, March 02, 2012

Sweet Potato Fries

I used to think I didn't like sweet potatoes.  It might be because the only way I'd ever had them was mashed up and covered in brown sugar and marshmallows for Thanksgiving.  Sounds like candy, doesn't it, so what's not to like?  For me, it's a texture thing.  I don't do well with mushy foods, which is why I'm not a fan of mashed potatoes either.  I'm weird...I know! 

Now that we're eating healthier, I thought I would give sweet potatoes another chance.  I love to have thick cut fries with hamburgers (made with ground turkey!), but I thought I'd try making sweet potato fries for me. Mike tried them, and thought they were okay, but he prefers regular potato fries!  I thought these were good, and I'm definitely a fan of sweet potato fries now.

Sweet Potato Fries

Serves 4
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide wedges
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

1. Line a large baking pan with foil; grease foil with cooking spray.

2.  In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with oil, sugar, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper.

3.  Set potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet.

4.  Bake at 425 until lightly browned around edges, about 15 minutes. Turn potatoes over and bake until softened and browned, about 20 minutes longer.

Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

Source:  All You


  1. I am a big fan of sweet potatoes. I wish my boys loved them as much as I did. Your fries look great.

  2. Just when I swore not to have potatoes for 4 weeks, there you go and ruin my diet:))


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