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April 28, 2010

Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I had four nice fat sweet potatoes in my CSA box last week. The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook doesn't seem to have any recipes about sweet potatoes so I had to expand my recipe searching to the web.

Sweet-potato fries seemed to be the ticket, so when I found this recipe I was good to go. The potatoes are peeled, cleaned, and chopped into pieces. The recipe calls for each potato to be cut into six wedges, but I've had problems in the past with potatoes not getting cooked all the way through if they are cut into such fat sections, so I cut mine much smaller.

The potato pieces are mixed with cumin, salt, red pepper (it calls for ground but I used flakes) and oil (I used olive instead of vegetable.)

The only problem I had with the recipe is the length of time it calls for cooking the potatoes -- the recipe says it should take about 30 minutes but for me it was a lot closer to an hour.

Once the edges were all crispy and brown, I took the potatoes out of the oven and served. Delish! Nice and spicy, and good with ketchup. (Though what isn't?)

sweet potatoes -- $3.67
Total Cost of Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries: $3.67


  1. love to make sweet potato fries. I season similarly but usually add some cinnamon.
    I like the sweet and spicy.
    Also sometimes I make some dipping sauce from chili sauce (cock sauce or rooster sauce used in Vietnamese/ thai food) and sour cream

  2. Yum, I totally will try the sauce next time. Thanks!


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