Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Agenda today if jammed packed! Heading to Iowa City for a meet-up with a dear friend (an old college roommate!) and her daughter. Our kids are only 5 days apart...

Maybe their marry each other someday?

Then back home to make strawberry rhubarb dump cake, spinach artichoke dip, giant snickerdoodles, and english muffin bread, all for the farmer's market tomorrow. Full day!

But, first - crispy sweet potato fries. If you want a healthier alternative to your regular oven baked fries, these are it. I'll be honest, the very first time I even had a sweet potato was a few years ago when I was in Orlando for work and we had dinner at Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Now, their sweet potato dish is by NO means healthy, but it's heavenly, loaded with butter, pecans, brown sugar, cream, the list goes on and on.

But, that is where I fell in love.

Try these the next time you need a side. They showed up this week at our house, when we grilled turkey brats.

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
1 large sweet potato
olive oil
garlic salt
pepper
paprika

Wash and peel sweet potato. Cut into skinny shoestring "fries". Try and make sure they are relatively the same size, so they'll cook evenly. Toss with olive oil and sprinkle with seasonings. Place on baking sheet, making sure not to overlap or touch.

Bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until crispy. Turn halfway through, so they get crispy on both sides.

14 comments:

  1. They look great! I haven't had a sweet potato for a long time as I didn't like them the time I tried them. I see them so much that I'm thinking that it might be time that I give them another shot!

    Have a fun day and good luck with the baking! Hopefully you get to eat somewhere yummy in Iowa City!!

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  2. Yum...I love sweet potato fries! Can't wait to see all of the stuff you are making today...especially the rhubarb cake and snickerdoodles!

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  3. My spf are never crispy. Even when I make them just like this. I don't get it.

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  4. I love sweet potato fries! I usually add a bit of cinnamon to mine.

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  5. YUM!!! I've never tried sweet potato fries....guess I need to get on that huh??

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  6. Maybe if I put sweet potatoes in my deep fat fryer I might like them! :D

    Wow, love all the stuff you are making for the market - good luck!

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  7. I love sweet potato fry's! Mmm Mmmm!

    I gave you an award today!

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  8. I always seem to burn sweet potato fries. Yours look fantastic! So glad I found your blog as well :)

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  9. I LOVE sweet potato fries! And even better when they're crispy!!!

    Delish!

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  10. One of my favorite sides/snacks/whatever! With a quick garlic aioli is the best. xxSAS

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  11. I had sweet potato fries in a restaurant recently and loved them, so I'm looking forward to trying your recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. I had sweet potato fries in a restaurant recently and loved them, so I'm looking forward to trying your recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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  13. One of my favorite sides/snacks/whatever! With a quick garlic aioli is the best. xxSAS

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  14. I LOVE sweet potato fries! And even better when they're crispy!!!

    Delish!

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