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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

French fries are one of those side dishes you just can’t get enough of

These days fries are very versatile coming in all different varieties with different sauces to dip them in

One of our personal favorite variations is the sweet potato french fry, a little sweet & a little salty.  What’s not to love?

We are going a healthier route by baking these

Trust us though, with high heat and a couple of tricks we are still going to enjoy crispy and delicious sweet potato fries!!!

Preheat your oven to 425 F

We are starting with 3 large sweet potatoes

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Lets peel the skins off

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We are also removing the ends just to make them easier to work with

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Next we cut them in half

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Then quarters…

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Then eighth’s…

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Next start cutting them into thin and even sized fries (or as even as possible)

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Repeat until they are all cut

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Now we are going to let you in on a little secret here

Sprinkling the sweet potato fries with a bit of corn starch will help them crisp up in the oven

We placed a bunch into a baggie and sprinkled them with some corn starch

Shake them around to get a thin coating and repeat until they are all coated

We used around 1 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch

Place the potatoes in a large bowl and start drizzling with olive oil

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Toss to coat and repeat with remaining potatoes

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Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lay out the fries

You don’t want to overcrowd them so we used 2 pans

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Now we will need some seasonings for the fries

I personally think some smokiness and spice compliment the sweetness of the potatoes

So we are using 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle seasoning, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

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Place all the seasonings into a bowl and whisk to combine

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Start sprinkling the fries with the seasoning

Season according to your own taste, if you have any seasoning mixture left over place it in a jar and seal tightly (use it on grilled chicken, burgers,etc)

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Place them in the oven and cook for around 25 minutes

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While those are cooking, let’s make a simple dipping sauce

I like the whole smoky spicy theme so I decided to continue it

We always by chilis in adobe which are spicy and smoky peppers you can find canned in the international food aisle in most grocery stores

I like to place the contents of the can in a food processor and puree until smooth

Then I keep this in the refrigerator and add it to dips, sauces, mayo and even ketchup which is what we will do here

We are going to use 1 cup of ketchup to 1 tablespoon of the chilis in adobo puree

You can add more or less depending on your spice tolerence

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Whisk them together and there you have it

A simple sweet, tangy, smoky and spicy sauce perfect for these fries!

After the 25 minutes are up I like to flip the fries and hit them up with some more seasoning

Place them back in for another 12-14 minutes

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Next I like to pop the broiler on and toast them for 3-4 minutes

Keep an eye on them here, charred ends actually taste good but it is real easy to cremate them if your not paying attention

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Serve these up with the chili dipping sauce and watch them disappear!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

3 sweet potatoes

1 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch

2 tablespoons of olive oil

For the seasoning

1 tablespoon of chili powder

1 tablespoon of paprika

1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder

1/2 tablespoon of onion powder

1/2 tablespoon of chipotle seasoning

2 teaspoons of kosher salt

1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

For the dipping sauce

1 cup of ketchup

1 tablespoon of chilis in adobo (pureed)

Directions

Preheat your oven to 425 F.  Peel 3 sweet potatoes and remove the ends.  Cut them in half, then quarters, then eighth’s.  Next start cutting them into thin and even sized fries (or as even as you can).  Repeat until they are all cut

Place the potatoes into a baggie and sprinkle with 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch.  You can do this in batches.  Shake the bag to thinly coat the potatoes.  Place the potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Toss to coat

In a bowl whisk together 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle seasoning, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper and layer in the fries trying not over crowd them.  Sprinkle the fries with the seasoning and place in the oven.  Cook for 25 minutes.  Remove and flip the fries.  Sprinkle the other side with more seasoning

Place back into the oven and cook another 12-14 minutes.  Turn the broiler on and broil for 3-4 minutes keeping an eye on them

In a bowl whisk together 1 cup of ketchup with one tablespoon of pureed chilis in adobo.  Serve the fries with the dipping sauce

Tools used to make this recipe

ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Wilton 3 Piece Cookie Sheet Set

OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk

Royal Classique 10 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set with Silicone Handles

OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler

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