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How to Make Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are now listed as a super food. These southern favorites are high in fiber, vitamins A, B6 and C, potassium, manganese and complex carbohydrates.  The extra fiber means that they don’t affect your blood sugar the way that white potatoes do. (Assuming, of course, that you aren’t loading them up with sugar.) Try these baked sweet potato fries with salt and pepper or be adventurous and try them with garlic powder, cinnamon, or your favorite seasoning mix. Sprinkle the seasoning on the pan to prevent the fries from sticking.  While the amount listed may seem like a lot, a good bit of it will be left behind on the pan.

Picture of fries made from sweet potatoes.
Picture of fries made from sweet potatoes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

4 Sweet potatoes, cut into wedges

2 Tablespoons olive oil or canola oil

1 Tablespoon kosher salt

1 Tablespoon crushed black pepper

Large sheet pan

Oven, preheated to 425 degrees F.


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spread the salt and pepper over the sheet pan.

Toss the sweet potato wedges in the olive oil to coat.

Spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet. Turn them once so that a little of the seasoning sticks to all sides. The majority of the salt and pepper should remain on the pan, creating a barrier to sticking.

Bake the sweet potatoes for 40 minutes, turning the fries halfway through the cooking time. The fries are done when they are brown and crispy on the outside and soft in the center. Large wedges may take longer.

For more information on sweet potatoes, visit: Know Your Ingredients- Sweet Potatoes. Also check out other ways to make sweet potatoes on the Sweet Potatoes Recipes page.

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