Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Just how many ways can you make sweet potatoes? For most people, sweet potatoes are one of those holiday only items. You know what I mean, like green bean casserole, we only have them on special occasions. It's a shame we don't have them more often given their amazing health benefits.

I won't bore you with in depth research on the power of sweet potatoes, some things you'll just have to trust me with. Lets just say that The Fly Rod Gawd and I are going to be eating alot more of these delicious taters!

These oven baked fries are really easy. I think the hardest part of them is cutting them. Sweet potatoes tend to be very hard so be sure to use a really sharp knife and be careful! If your diet can include salt, try using the chili salt recipe in my earlier sweet potato chip post. But, if you are watching your salt try them with my smokey seasoning. Equally delicious and I promise you won't miss the me!

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
1 fresh lime

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.

Carefully slice the sweet potatoes into sticks or wedges and add to a large bowl. Add the oil, cumin, smoked paprika and black pepper. Toss to coat.

Spread in a single layer onto the foil lined pan. Place in the oven and bake 25 to 30minutes or unitl done. Remove from the oven and squeeze the lime juice over the hot fries.


Mary said...

These really look delicious, Birdie. I love oven baked fries but I can never get mine to crisp. I'll try yours.

Chocolate Cardamom Cappuccino said...

They look gorgeous I always bake mine i nthe oven but they do end up soft, still far healthier than frying. That spicty mixture will go well with ordinary potatoes

Karen Harris said...

These fries look great as do your other recipes. I'm so glad that you're on the featured list today. I can't believe that I haven't signed on to your blog...until now. I'm looking forward to see what recipes you'll be cooking up in the future!

Carrie said...

You should get the big chains like Mickey D's to add them to their menus!