Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sweet Potatoe Fries



I love me some sweet potatoes! They aren't that pretty but they are so real, so unpretentious, so delicious and you guessed it; I'm the only one in my house that eats them. A.J. was a good sport and tried. He said they were good, but no one scrapes them off their plate that fast into the garbage when they like something. What happened to the "Clean Plate Club"?

The homegirlz were off for the weekend so they were spared.


They were very good and very simple to prepare. I love the different flare they give to the overall meal. To me, it's like having dessert with dinner.

This recipe is for two servings. You can easily double it for four or triple it for six..

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoons of paprika and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Peel and cut one sweet potato into strips. Be careful because sweet potatoes do not cut as easily as russets.

Toss the potato strips into the olive oil mixture, to coat well, and spread in a single layer onto baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and brown sugar.

Bake for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.

YUM!


45 comments:

Susan D said...

Hey Katherine, I love me some sweet potatoes too. Oven fries are the best. I kick mine up a little by adding a dab of honey, lime juice, and cayenne pepper to the cinnamon. Blessings, SusanD

Donna-FFW said...

Oh yes, these look so very very delicious!!Great alternative for a side dish!

Ms Cupcake said...

Yummy!!!

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Sara said...

I love sweet potato fries too, I often add some chili powder!

Southern Bride To Be said...

Oh that looks yummy! :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your sweet potato fries look yummy. I've noticed that they are on a lot of menus in restaurants lately.
Sam

Mary said...

I love sweet potato fries, but I can never get them to crisp up. Do yours?

Debbie said...

I don't cook sweet potatoes often enough. And they are so yummy and good for us.

Maria said...

My favorite thing to eat! They are SO good!

Penny said...

Hi Katherine, I love sweet potato fries. Sometimes I just cut the peeled potatoes into rounds and roast them with cumin and salt and pepper. Yours look yummy.

Gladys said...

I love these! My husband not being from the south does not understand my love affair with sweet potatoes.

Cheryl said...

I love sweet potato fries, but I eat them savory. I am going to have to try them with cinnamon, sounds yummy!!!

Elyse said...

Sweet potato fries are my favorite! I just love their flavor! One of my favorite restaurants used to serve sweet potato fries in the shapes of tiny coins and would sprinkle them with brown sugar--incredible! These look totally delicious.

Netts Nook said...

Katherine you are making me hungry thanks for sharing I love..........

Kelly Deneen said...

They do look good! I think I need to try them again - maybe I'll like them now that I'm a bit older and wiser. hehe.

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning!

April said...

I love sweet potatoes! These sound really good. You know, I saw these on a food tv show, these fries were coated in cinnamon and sugar and then had a marshmallow dipping sauce!

Cathy said...

I LOVE sweet potato fries! I'd happily eat some with you! I love them done sweet, and I love them salty with garlic too. In fact, thank you for reminding me that I haven't made them in a while!

Pam said...

Mmmm. I love sweet potatoes but still have never made them into fries - I think it's time.

Greg C said...

I luv me sum sweet tater fries too. Bring em on.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm going to try this! I LOVE sweet potatoes and cinnamon!

onlinepastrychef said...

Yum, indeed! I am not the biggest fan of the sweet potato, but yours is my go-to method for plain old oven fries, as well:)

Pam said...

I love sweet potato fries. Even more so than regular fries.

Dawn said...

remember that artichoke bread you made and I freaked over it because it just sounded so darn good? well I made it. so good! thanks for the recipe.

Lynda said...

I love me some sweet tators, too! I love oven fries. These look delicious Katherine!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this is one of our favorite side dishes! they're really good with cajun seasoning too.

Jen said...

Those look amazing. I will have to try the recipe. Found you at SITS. Great site

Elra said...

I love sweet potatoes, and definitely will try this recipe. Sounds really delicious.
Cheers,
elra

angiesappetite said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

Treehouse Chef said...

I luvvvv sweet potatoe fries. There is a restaurant here in town that has these on the menu and their secret is to boil the fries a few minutes then coat them and roast in the oven. Yum!!!

Reeni♥ said...

These are so delicious! I haven't tried making these at home. Silly me. A.J. can scrape his off right onto my plate! Yum!

teresa said...

Oh how yummy! I've been wanting to try these for a while now!

Marjie said...

How anyone could not love sweet potatoes is beyond my comprehension. My dearly beloved thought he didn't like them, until he tried mine, and now he adores them. Never tried SPFries, but maybe I will, soon!

gigi said...

Hey you, I'm not here at night very often I'm a morning person :) So wow! I'm the 33 person?? Do you always get so amny comments? That is awesome! You go girl!

I like my sweet potatoes anyway you can cook them. This is a favorite way too.

Claudia said...

They look fantastic - and my family loves sweat potatoes. Being Italian - I am still trying to figure them out. What a great way to do it.

Kristen said...

I LOVE sweet potato fries!! I am saying hi from SITS to another Tennessean. I live in middle TN though! :)

JANE said...

OK I know it's 11:59pm but I am soooooo hungry NOW!! We love sweet potatoes around here and I'd just love to crank up the brown sugar on them sista!!

Sophie said...

Katherine, you know by now that I adore sweet potato fries!! I like that you have added cinnamon!! I would never thought of that!!

sam's cook said...

ohhh they are so attraticte! I want...

Hornsfan said...

Yum yum yum - who doesn't love some good sweet potatoes!!!

isk8jewel said...

Yummmm!!!! :)

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Whew! I have had this open on my computer to comment on since yesterday. Time just passed me right by.

These look delicious, I've never made sweet potato fries!

;) amy

MaryBeth said...

OMG..Katherine, it is now my turn to give you a hug. I love sweet taters fries, I have never made them but I do look forward to buying them every fall season from Burgerville

tamilyn said...

I'm not a fan of sweet potatoes as a whole-like mashed ones-never liked. I tried sweet spud fries one night out with the girl friends and LOVED them. I have never made them from scratch as I found an organic sp french fry in my freezer section and they rock my world. Hmmm, I have some downstairs, I could fire up the small toaster oven right quick!

Chris said...

My wife is a sweet potato freak, so she will love these. I just wish I could get into them more. But I will give these a shot for her:) Ahhh the sacrifices we make for our loved ones, ha ha.

(btw, love my word verification: praddias....sounds like Prada and Addidas merged!)

Peter M said...

One of my favourite side dishes...chipotle mayo with'em too!