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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 116.9
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 158.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g

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Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries


Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Introduction

A healthy alternative to an American favorite. A healthy alternative to an American favorite.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 medium sweet potatoes, washed and cut lengthwise into strips
    1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Directions

1. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.



2. Preheat oven to 450 F.



3. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix to evenly coat potato strips.



4. Place potato strips on lined cookie sheet (allow space between individual strips for even cooking).



5. Bake for 20 minutes (or until potatoes become crispy) turning strips every 5 to 7 minutes (or as needed).


Makes 4 servings.






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  • Incredible!
    29 of 29 people found this review helpful
    I had made baked swweet potato fries before, but the seasoning blend in this recipe was phenomenal! Thanks for sharing the recipe. - 1/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    These were great! I did bake them for 35 minutes and probably could've gone 5-10 minutes more. I serve them with a side of bbq sauce and it was very yummy! I mixed up the oil and seasonings in a big ziploc bag and threw the cut up potatoes in there, closed it, and shook it up. Easy way to coat them! - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. Made as suggested except I cut the sweet potatoes into rounds. Will definitely make again! - 7/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I've made these many times now, and each time it's still ridiculously good. Everyone loves them. I leave out the salt and double the chili powder. Cut them thin and make sure they're not touching on the pan to get them crispy around the edges (still softer than regular fries, but oh so good). - 7/1/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    These were great and my 19 month old and hubby loves them! I baked for an extra 6 minutes to get them a little crispier.:) - 10/26/09

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  • 13 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I make thin rounds and "fry" them on my stove top griddle or in the George Foreman thing. I use cooking spray and season with a mix of ground Chipotle pepper and a little salt. Yum! - 7/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made these as a side dish for my Christmas luncheon and they were amazing! I put them on the bottom at 350 for 25 min (only because I had a brisket cooking on top) then moved them to the top rack at 450 for another ten min. They were pretty crispy and didn't burn at all! Thanks for the recipe! - 12/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is tasty and delicious. I'm not a big sweet potato fan, but this was really good! It's a new regular in our menus. - 1/20/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    A change from having baked sweet potato..I didn't use salt, but added minced garlic and cinnamon..Will make again. - 2/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Great side. I didn't have onion powder so I replaced with garlic and still came out great. Thanks! - 3/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    these were amazing. I baked them longer to get them crispy & added more chipotle chili pepper to give them more kick! - 3/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    yummy! Had tried to make sweet potato fries before with varying success, but these were delicious! Great spice combination (left out the onion powder) and went wonderfully with the portabella mushroom 'burgers' that on gluten free bread for me and me celiac friend! - 2/27/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make sweet potatoes like this cut into rounds instead of fries. Usually I just use garlic and chili powder but I might have to try it with cumin next time. I never really liked sweet potatoes until I tried them this way. - 2/24/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    As a amateur bodybuilder and trainer, i am always looking for lower glycemic fast burning carbs and this has always been one of my favorties. - 12/23/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We liked these fries. They do take about double the time listed to get even a little crispy, though so take that into account when you're making them. - 6/30/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    An awesome recipe! I definitely improvised on the seasoning, added some garlic, omitted the onion powder and chili powder, but added tobasco sauce. I cut the potato so there was some skin on every piece and that helped with the crunch. - 1/9/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried this yet, but it certainly looks/sounds delicious. I just have a general complaint.

    You've taken the time to share this recipe, and you get comments like "I liked it, but I switched this for that."

    I've seen this on many other shared recipes. Leave the originals!!! - 7/1/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I use a Pyrex or brown cookware dish, and so don't need any more oil than to coat the slices - so minimal
    I'm also not huge on anything spicy, so I tend to use garlic powder, paprika, and various dried herbs. - 9/11/12

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I found the Cumin over powering. Will only use 1/2 tsp next time and try adding some garlic powder. Otherwise this was a great substitute for fries. - 1/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY! My husband even liked these and he says he doesn't like sweet potatoes. Had to put the potatoes under the broiler a bit to crisp make them crispy. - 7/6/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight. I didn't have cumin so added a bit of curry powder instead. Loved the spices but will have to agree with those who like crispier fries... would love to know how to crisp these up! Still, I'll make these again because I love sweet potatoes! - 1/8/10

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love these WITHOUT all the spices. - 6/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent, but not spicy enough. I added hot pepper flakes and that did the trick. - 3/27/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tried these and they were awesome. Next time I will try the ziplock bag idea. My kids loved it and I couldn't stop snacking on them! - 1/6/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasted good but couldn't get them crispy - 2/20/13

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