Sweet Potato Oven Fries

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 25, 2009

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Looking for another great way to use up those UBER CHEAP sweet potatoes?!? This is a great week to buy sweet potatoes, as many stores have them priced as low as $.25/lb!!!

You can also cook, mash and freeze them for use in future meals!

If you’ve had your share of sweet potato pie or casserole, then give these a try with the extras!  Would be delicious with a BBQ Turkey Sandwich!

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Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5-10 minutes

Cooking Time – 25-35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper, a few dashes of each

Directions

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Peel sweet potatoes.

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Cut in half.

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Cut into strips. The thinner the strips, the faster they will bake.

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Rinse all the strips and pat dry.

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Place all the sweet potato strips into a bowl and add the oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Toss well.

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Lay the strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet.

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Bake at 400 for 25-35 minutes, turning once after about 15 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on thickness of the strips and how crispy you want them!

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Trish @IamSucceeding November 25, 2009 at 8:41 am

Those will be on my menu next wek! I LOVE sweet potatoes!

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Cara November 25, 2009 at 10:27 am

I love to add a little chili powder to mine too.

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm

@Cara,

Another great spice to add in :)

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Jennifer November 25, 2009 at 10:53 am

We do our fries a bit differently. We leave the peel on (you don’t even notice it when it is cooked) and toss in a little bit of olive oil and sea salt. A different flavor, but still some great fries.

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Ellen November 25, 2009 at 11:32 am

I’ve made these with paprika added as well as the cinnamon, an idea I got from Sarah’s Cucina Bella blog. Came out fantastic!

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm

@Ellen,

What a great idea…I’ll try that next time :)

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Karen November 25, 2009 at 12:46 pm

those look really good! there was a place near my old home that made them, and nowhere else!!!!! now I can make them @ home! delish! Supposedly these are better than say mickey d’s?

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B. Keefer November 25, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I have tried to do this 3 or 4 times (tried it last Sunday night) and they always come out soggy. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. Yours look so good.

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm

@B. Keefer,

Do you rinse them and pat them dry?!? That is the key!

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Alicia November 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Mine were soggy too. I didn’t rinse them and pat them dry since my husband peeled and sliced them for me and he washed them first. They were dry when I tossed them with the oil and seasonings though. If I try them again, I’ll see if that makes a difference. Thanks.

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the1chery November 25, 2009 at 3:11 pm

hi erin, could you put the “print this page” dohickey on this page? its so much easier to print that way. thanks!

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Biz November 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I wish I liked sweet potatoes – they look so good!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your new addition! :D

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B. Keefer November 25, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Ah, a rinse and pat dry! Every recipe I read said absolutely not to do that. LOL I think I will try it again and this time do it your way.

Thanks!

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Aaryn November 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Yum! In Houston, all the stores have sweet potatoes on sale for 19 cents a pound, so I stocked up. Nice to have another recipe to try out! Thanks!

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Shelley November 25, 2009 at 9:12 pm

YUM…these look so good! I am definately making these…my girls LOVE sweet potatoes! I usually bake them and add butter and cinnamon/sugar. What a great new way to eat them :)

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Candice November 25, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I love sweet potato fries and they are wonderful dipped in BBQ sauce. Maybe it’s a southern thing but they are so good that way. Our family took a little vacation to Gatlinburg, TN last year and a restaurant there serves them with BBQ sauce. You have to try it!

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 26, 2009 at 11:14 am

@Candice,

Love the BBQ sauce idea :)

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Juile Anne November 26, 2009 at 1:08 am

You luckies, getting these potatoes for $.19/lb the cheapest I found was $.89/lb at WinCo last week. I do however want to try these they sound yummy!!!

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jessica jackson December 12, 2009 at 10:16 pm

@Juile Anne, .25 at my walmart tonight

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sito November 26, 2009 at 1:52 am

Oh, yum! I’ve made sweet potato fries, but only ever salted them. The brown sugar and cinnamon would give a new twist on this treat.

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Brooke November 30, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Made these tonight and loved them! Thanks for the recipe.

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Heather Dormer June 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm

A different twist on sweet potatoes is to fire up your grill, slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, smear the cut sides with butter, sprinkle garlic salt & black pepper on them, press the cut sides back together, wrap in foil, grill till done. A change up from the usual sugary recipes.

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Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic March 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

This sounds amazing! Do you mind if I feature you in my new series 100 recipes from 100 blogs? You can read more about it here: http://www.theforeigndomestic.com/2012/01/from-your-kitchen-to-mine-100-recipes.html

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Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic March 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Bobbie Jo November 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I can NEVER get the fries to come out crispy. always, always, alwaysssssssss soggy! I have tried the rinse and dry, and this time i even pre cut them this morning and put them in the freezer until tonight when i was doing dinner (trying to mimic the grocery bought ones i guess) and still soggy! so disappointing because i love baked fries when they work. Help me! =[

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