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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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I toss the potato strips with the herbs, eliminate the salt and after spreading them out on a cookie sheet, spray lightly with olive oil Pam. Don't need as much oil that way. Bake until they begin to crisp. Really good. - 1/12/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    if you put egg white in a bag and coat the potatoes before you put on the spice they crisp up like they are deep fried!! So delicious!! - 10/9/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For crispier fries make sure you've pre-heated the oven fully before putting the potatoes in. Also, spray the tops of the potatoes lightly with cooking spray. This seemed to work better for me. :) - 6/15/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made these. They were very tasty, although they did not come out crispy at all. I left them in longer and they still did not crisp up. I will try placing them under the broiler at the end next time. Otherwise, delicious taste. - 2/26/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made these. They were very tasty, although they did not come out crispy at all. I left them in longer and they still did not crisp up. I will try placing them under the broiler at the end next time. Otherwise, delicious taste. - 2/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious. I used less oil, substituted cumin with a bit of curry powder and added a pinch of garlic powder. Baked them for 25 mins and still not as crispy as I would've liked but still great. My sister and I demolished them very quickly! - 12/19/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were great . I used garlic powder instead of onion powder still was great. - 11/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The cumin adds an interesting element, you can also make wedges, and get a bit more crispiness, and they are easier to flip...yummy recipe! - 11/5/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked it...I used cinnamon, cayenne, salt, and pepper as my spices, but the timing and oil amount was dead on. - 10/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used cooking spray instead of olive oil and they still came out delicious! First time I'm willingly eating a sweet potato! - 8/18/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were tasty! I sliced them quite thin and cooked them in the toaster oven for 45 minutes. The small pieces were too crispy though, so next time I'll just do 30 or 35 and they should be perfect! - 7/23/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are very yummy! I'm trying to learn to like sweet potatoes, and this was a great start! I had SP fries at TGI Fridays, so I wanted to recreate them. I added some chipotle powder and I think I should have added more... I would have liked a little more spice :) - 1/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is fantastic! The seasoning is a perfect blend of spices that taste great with the sweet taste of the sweet potato!! I turned them throughout and they came out slightly crispy. Thanks for an awesome recipe! - 12/5/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious - wil try tomorrow - 11/12/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were good.... still working on trying to get them a bit more crispy though! - 1/30/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. Would definitely make again, although mine didn't turn out very crispy. Maybe if I cut them thinner next time. I did put mine under the broiler for the last few minutes to try to crisp them up a bit. - 1/22/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mine didn't come out crunchy - prob my fault - I also lightly sprayed olive oil (pampered chef product) and sprinkled spices - very tasty - 1/10/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight for dinner and they were great. I personally like my "fries" soft so i didn't leave it in the oven that long. I am LOVING these fries! - 12/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We will definately make these again! - 12/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My daughter is the original picky eater and she LOVES these!!! - 12/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THEM!! Doing these more often! - 11/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make these all the time-I usually add a little bit more spice than the recipe calls for. These are one of my favorite football half time snacks!!!! - 11/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fixed these last night and we tore them up. I like these better than having regular french fries. Next time, I will add more of the spices from the recipe to add more kick. - 10/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i love spicy foods, but these weren't spicy enough for me the first time i made them. the second time i made them i added some cayenne pepper. gave them a good kick! - 8/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made these for my BBQ last evening and there were no leftovers. Didn't have any cumin so added few dashes of Hot Sauce (tobasco)...yummy. Thank you so much for sharing....your Cdn. friend. - 7/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and it was great. I at 1 serving and my husband ate all the rest. I had to bake considerably longer to get them crispy enough for us. I seasoned them with a seasoned pepper (no salt). - 7/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make these all the time. I use the broiler to crisp them up, but you run the risk of burning them this way. I am going to try them in the George Foreman sandwhich griller next time. Has anyone ever tried that? - 7/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super Yummy! Next time I will increase the baking time and/or temperature and add more chili powder - 7/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i make these at least 4 or 5 times a week,but i use a low fat spray which lowers the fat even more - 6/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a hit in my house! - 6/25/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The family loved them and ate all of them. I, personally, would like crispier fries and can't figure out how to get them. I tried baking and then broiling but then they were almost burnt. Any suggestions would be appreciated! - 6/24/08

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to make these. I love sweet potatoes. I will place under broiler to crisp them up. - 6/24/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make these a lot using yams and varying the spices. Sweet, spicy and salty. All my faves :) - 6/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Deeeelicious, and easy! - 6/7/08

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  • Add 1-2T of Paprika for added color and flavor, and 1T garlic powder. My kids love these! I used to get the Alexa frozen sweet potato oven fries, which my kids loved, but they tell me that these are even better. I'm surprised at how easy these are, too. Adding to the make-frequently list! - 5/18/14

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  • pretty good - 4/30/14

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  • The seasoning blend on these is fantastic! The fries didn't end up crispy, and I didn't want to keep them in the oven any longer because they were starting to burn, but ultimately the seasoning blend made up for it. My husband and I ate them without any sauce or anything. DEFINITELY recommend! - 3/12/14

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm trying this recipe right now. :) - 2/18/14

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  • yummy - 2/15/14

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  • These are really tasty and filling. - 1/21/14

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love sweet potatoes - 1/6/14

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  • Great tasting and healthy! - 12/30/13

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  • we enjoyed these sweet tater fries! similar to restaurant menu feature. thanks for sharing - 11/29/13

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  • 5 stars !!! DH made these for Thanksgiving dinner today rather than the traditional mashed potatoes. Absolutely AWESOME!! - 11/28/13

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  • My new favorite recipe! These are delicious! I substitute garlic powder and frequently go without the chili powder. Still a winner!!! - 11/28/13

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  • My husband loved these. I did too. I couldn't believe it would work with just 1.5 T of oil, but it was perfect. I baked them for about 1/2 hour, but could have baked them a bit longer. - 11/6/13

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  • Very easy and very tasty! - 11/5/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    love it I added a tablespoon of brown sugar and gave it a kick - 10/24/13

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  • Great taste and easy to make. Everyone loves these as much as the regular version. - 10/24/13

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  • Yum! The seasoning was awesome. - 9/8/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really love sweet potato fries. I am going to try these because they should be less fattening. - 7/21/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I also added a little cinnamon and vanilla extract to the toss. Very yummy! I just wish I knew how to get them to turn out crispier :/ - 7/6/13

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  • We love these fries! Great healthy alternative to chips or regular French fries. - 7/1/13

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  • I love these. I like to use a pinch of cayenne for a kick & for a snack I add 2tbl. greek yogurt with chili powder mixed in for a dip. - 7/1/13

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  • Love this recipe. Sometimes will add some fresh rosemary to give it another unique twist. - 7/1/13

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  • Wonderful! - 7/1/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Will have to try because we eat fries and this is a healthier way - 7/1/13

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  • I'd made sweet potato baked "fries" before with a little salt and rosemary (which, BTW is also phenomenal) and jumped at the chance to try these. Thanks! - 7/1/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Got to try it! absolutely mouth-watering - 7/1/13

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  • This was very good. They weren't very crispy, but you can only really get that with frying. But definitely will make again. - 6/8/13

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  • The spice mixture in this is fantastic. I added just slightly more onion powder. I also use a manual spray pump for my olive oil (to use a lot less oil) and bake it in a convection oven. Really good will definitely make again!

    Thanks for posting this!! - 5/20/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried the exact recipe but something for me was missing. Maybe I need a little heat. Will tweak with some of your suggestions and try again. Oh, I did leave out the salt. - 4/9/13

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  • I love these! They were so easy to make - 2/1/13

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  • Made this tonight. We needed to add more seasoning to it - not convinced we actually put the right amount in the recipe - but I liked them. Can't wait to try it again. We just cut them into wedges. Baked 50 min total at 400F because we were baking regular potato wedges too. Worked well. - 1/16/13

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  • The fry's where cooked just right and the spice added to an already good fry. - 10/5/12

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  • Superb!! - 9/27/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Did you peel them first? I like the idea someone had to cut rounds, easier to handle. Can't wait to try it. - 9/11/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    is it ok to eat skin of sweet potato - 9/11/12

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  • Sadly I had to vary a little due to not have aluminum foil or chili power. Instead I used some cayenne and just smeared the bottom of the pan with olive oil. Cooked an extra 5 minutes. WAS A TOTAL HIT with the family. Very yummy and so much cheaper than buying a frozen bag in the store! - 8/18/12

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  • This recipe is very good. I will be making these again!! - 4/9/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love sweet potato fries..great recipe! - 3/31/12

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  • I finally got to try these and loved them!! They are my new favorite carbohydrate food and I didn't even mind that they were not crispy the following day. - 3/2/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    perfect so far, ready for maiden voyage. cut into thing chips. temp seems high. will keep eye on them as I bake. Having home made vegi portabello burgers with cheese, also a new one. - 1/30/12

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  • These are exceptionally good! I'm saving sweet potatoes for my last course. How weird is that? I can't wait to make these for my family. - 1/28/12

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  • These were really yummy. Pretty easy too! - 1/4/12

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