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Sweet Potato Fries

Change up your fries by using sweet potatoes; we bake ours instead of frying to make them even healthier.Get our Mini Turkey Burgers recipe.

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  • Servings: 4
Sweet Potato Fries

Source: Everyday Food, June 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds total), peeled and cut into 1/2-by-2-inch sticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Divide potatoes between two rimmed baking sheets; toss with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer, without overlapping. Roast, tossing once, until tender and starting to brown, 25 to 30 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle with lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, if desired. Toss to coat.

Reviews (8)

  • Sunelane 7 Jun, 2011

    these came out great...the sprinkle of lemon juice made them taste awesome, i used a silpat mat to make sure they didn't burn...we'll be making them again soon

  • ehguy11 28 Jan, 2011

    Excellent and simple. I sprinkled chili powder on them and tossed with olive oil. Use parchment paper in your rimmed baking sheet to avoid burning.

  • CeciliaPrytko 13 Jan, 2010

    on the lowest rack my sweet potatoes became charcoal... I'll try again, though...

  • sweetpeainspain 30 Dec, 2009

    I always leave out the lemon juice and bake them on the lowest rack on a single baking sheet. They do come out crispy enough for me!

  • supshell 19 Sep, 2009

    These are sooo tasty. We tried them and loved them so much we made them 3 more times within the next 2 weeks. Mmmmm.

  • mmsrjs 10 Mar, 2008

    THANKS MARJOSTEVENS FOR YOUR TIP, WILL BE TRYING IT TONIGHT. EXCEPT THINK I WILL LEAVE OFF THE LEMON JUICE.

  • marjostevens 5 Mar, 2008

    About those sweet potato fries that didn't crisp up... Try cutting the recipe in 1/2 and spread the sweet potatoes on one baking sheet (instead of two). Then place that sheet on the lowest rack in the oven. I have found that oven "frying" potatoes on the lowest rack gets the outsides of the potatoes nice and crisp.

  • Cindy 13 Jan, 2008

    I love sweet potato fries. I just don't like the oil used in a fried recipe. I followed this recipe exactly and the fries never became crisp. After cooking for at least 1/2 hour longer, they were still mushy. I guess I'll have to go back to my fried receipe.

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