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