Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sweet Potato Fries

I was a little skeptical about these, because I've never been a huge fan of sweet potatoes.  But I heard they were good, and good for you, so I decided to give them a try.  Since the first time I made them about a month ago, I've made them at least three times!  What can I say, they're delicious!!!  They make a great side dish to just about anything, but I especially love them with hamburgers.  And I don't have to feel as guilty about eating them because they're so healthy!  


5 sweet potatoes (try to find long skinny straight ones - it makes the slicing much easier!)
Olive oil
Lawry's seasoned salt (or desired seasonings)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Slice your sweet potatoes to desired thickness.  Thinner is better (they'll cook faster and turn crispier).  I cut most of mine into eighths, but it all depends on the size of your potato.  If it's too long, you might want to cut it in half first.  Also, a good sharp knife is really important, because they're not easy to cut! (hence why I suggested buying skinny potatoes)

3.  Coat your potato slices in olive oil.  I have a cool Misto oil sprayer that we received as a wedding present, so I used that.  I basically sprayed the pan, arranged the potato slices so they're all laying flat on the pan, then sprayed the other side of the slices.  You could also toss them in a bowl or a ziplock plastic bag.  But I think spraying worked the best.

4.  Arrange potato slices in a single layer flat on a couple of cookie sheets.  Sprinkle with your desired seasonings.  I used Lawry's seasoned salt, and I thought it was perfect!  But feel free to experiment with whatever you think would taste good.  I've heard of people using everything from just salt, salt and pepper, lemon pepper, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, and even brown sugar and cinnamon.  I don't think you can go wrong here!

5. Bake for 30-45 minutes.  Some recipes suggest turning them half way through.  If you're really picky about having them evenly browned, go ahead.  I'm kind of lazy and I thought it took way too much time to flip them, and wasn't really worth it.  Do keep an eye on them though.  Check them at 30 minutes, and about every 5 minutes after that.  They go from light brown to black pretty quickly near the end!  

My left over fries stored really nicely in sealed container in the fridge.  To reheat them, I popped them in the toaster oven for a minute or two, and they were just as good as the day I made them!  

1 comment:

  1. These sweet potato fries look so good! I'll give them a try soon.