Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

4.5 of 5 (395)
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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

View full nutritional breakdown of Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries calories by ingredient


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 450į 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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Incredible!
    48 of 48 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!
    38 of 38 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!
    22 of 22 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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    Incredible!
    22 of 22 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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    22 of 26 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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    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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    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!
    10 of 10 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!
    8 of 8 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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    Very Good
    8 of 8 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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    Incredible!
    6 of 6 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!
    6 of 6 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 6 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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    3 of 5 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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    3 of 4 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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    Good
    3 of 3 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!
    3 of 3 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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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 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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    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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    3 of 3 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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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THEM!! Doing these more often! - 11/26/08


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


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 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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    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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    Very Good
    2 of 2 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
    2 of 2 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
    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 2 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
    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 8 people found this review helpful
    I love these WITHOUT all the spices. - 6/24/09


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    Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My daughter is the original picky eater and she LOVES these!!! - 12/21/08


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 2 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 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
    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 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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    Yum - 7/22/21


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    Very Good
    These were very good. I will make them again. - 6/24/21


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    Thanks - 5/25/21


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    Incredible!
    Good - 5/25/21


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    Incredible!
    Yummy - 5/25/21


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    Yum! - 4/5/21


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    Very Good
    Ok - 3/30/21


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    I need to make me some homemade ones. I have not had them in awhile so it would be awesome to make - 3/29/21


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    Incredible!
    love sweet potato fries and these are very good - 12/15/20


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    Can't wait to try this. - 12/8/20


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    Incredible!
    Delicious with garlic sauce! - 11/23/20


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    Made them in air fryer. Loved the spice - 10/24/20


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    :) - 8/1/20


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    Good
    OK - 7/11/20


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    Incredible!
    these were so good. my kids and hubby also loved them. - 6/3/20


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    thank you - 6/2/20


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    Incredible!
    These were so tasty, the blend of spices were fantastic, my family wants me to make these more often! - 6/2/20


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    Thanks for the idea. Love finding new things to try - 4/30/20


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    Love sweet potatoes - 4/26/20


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    Very Good
    Look great - 4/26/20


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    It was so very good! - 4/14/20


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    How many grams is a cooked serving if the total calories are 117g per serving? - 4/8/20


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    great recipe - 2/27/20


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    Very Good
    I used my air fryer. - 2/17/20


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    Incredible!
    YUMMY - 12/13/19


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    tried this for lunch minus the salt loved it - 11/11/19


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    Thanks - 10/11/19


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    I love spicing up my sweet potato - 9/18/19


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    Incredible!
    Delicious - 7/8/19


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    Tasty - 6/15/19


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    Incredible!
    These are great and I will use this recipe often. - 6/14/19


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    I love sweet potatoes.....most definitely will try this!!! - 6/11/19


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    thanks - 5/27/19


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    Great recipe for fries I'd like to try. Thanks for sharing. - 4/24/19


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    Thanks! - 4/23/19


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    NICE - 3/29/19


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    These look delicious - I cannot wait to try them. - 3/29/19


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    Canít wait to try these. - 3/23/19


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    Delicious and way better then regular fries. - 3/22/19


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    Incredible!
    Awesome - 1/18/19


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    Good - 11/12/18