• Sweet Potato Fries

    January 7, 2009

    Mr. Mal is at the Celtics game tonight with his BBF (“Best Boyfriend Forever”), so it was just me for dinner tonight. I had purchased a couple of sweet potatoes this past weekend, so sweet potato fries were an easy menu decision! 😀

    Sweet Potato Fries

    Makes 2-3 servings


    • 2 small sweet potatoes
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp paprika


    • Preheat oven to 425*F.
    • Chop sweet potatoes into “fries.”
    • In a plastic Ziplock bag, add sweet potato fries, olive oil, cinnamon, and paprika.

    • Seal the bag and shake throughly to coat sweet potato fries.

    • Spread the fries onto a baking sheet covered in tin foil.
    • Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning fries every 10 minutes or so.
    • Allow to cool for about 5 minutes and serve warm.


    Final product: Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Annie’s Organic BBQ and ketchup on the side for dipping.

    Also for dinner: salad with broccoli, carrots, homemade hummus, and balsamic vinegar.

    Salad + sweet potato fries = scrumptious dinner! :mrgreen:

    I have a hot date with my DVR tonight! Have a great night, bloggies!!

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    Mara January 7, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I made sweet potato fries too!! I put cumin on mine though :)


    Tina January 7, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    @Mara: I almost added cumin, too! At the last second, I grabbed paprika! :)


    Amy January 7, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    love the “bbf” reference! so funny :) great dinner. have a great night with your dvr 😉


    justjen January 7, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I’ve made sweet potato fries, but never with cinnamon…sounds like a good suggestion


    maya January 7, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    looks great! i love sweet potato anything! i always add cinnamon to my sweet potato.


    lindsay January 7, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    wait … does this mean you will not be posting lunch when your new job begins??


    HangryPants January 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I utilize the plastic bag method for so many things myself! Looks great – have fun with the DVR.


    Tina January 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    @lindsay: I’m not sure quite yet. I’m trying out a few different things to see what works best. Bear with me! :)


    K January 7, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I’ve never thought of using a ziploc to properly season the SP fries! Great dinner – enjoy your date 😉


    Lee (seelivelee) January 7, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    oh wow-those look soooo goooood!!! i usually make sp disks…cut into cool disks i like to stack em!! u should try those too! but boy do those looks yummmmyy!! great post tina!!


    Alexia January 7, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Those fries look yummy. I actually bought some sweet potatoes to do this same thing. I will have to give these a try. :)


    gina (fitnessista) January 7, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    i love me some sweet potato fries! i’ll try adding cinnamon to them next time 😀
    have a great night with your hot dvr date


    VeggieGirl January 7, 2009 at 8:16 pm



    Danielle January 7, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Mmm cinnamon is such a good idea for the fries. I’ll definitely be trying that soon! You have such great ideas!
    I wish I had a date with my DVR, unfortunately with all the recent tv repeats, there isn’t much on there to watch.


    ashley (sweet & natural) January 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I discovered sweet potato fries back in college and haven’t looked back! They’re SO yummy. :-)


    Erica January 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    This is like an ideal dinner for me! Josh doesn’t like sweet tatoes either (I think I told you this before)! Hope you have a great night 😉


    Meg January 7, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Yum! Love the cinnamon and paprika together!


    Adi January 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Looks good! Whenever I try to make sweet potato fries, they end up really soft and squishy inside… almost in a gross way. Are yours more crispy, or really soft?


    Tina January 7, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    @Adi: More soft than crispy, but a tad crispy on the outside.


    Andrea (Andrea's Eats) January 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I looove sweet potato fries! I need to make the at home.


    Betsy in Pittsburgh January 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Your fries are a lot more uniform than mine when I try to cut then up… I need one of those fancy box cutters!


    Kati January 7, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Tina, those look great! What temp do you set your oven on? I can never get mine the way I want them…


    Michelle January 7, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Oh yummy! I love sweet potato fries! Have a great night!


    Marianne January 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I can never get my sweet potato fries to look that good – jealous!


    Shelby January 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I love sweet potato fries!!! I’ve never had them w/ BBQ sauce though. I’ve also never tried the cinnamon paprika combo, delish!


    Bree January 7, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Yum, thanks for reminding me I have been meaning to make sweet potato fries! Thankfully I can squeeze them into tomorrow’s dinner :)


    zestycook January 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Tina – These look great! I was thinking of those tonight as well. Enjoy your relaxing night!


    Dori January 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    The fries look amazing! I buy baked sweet potato fries at Pita Grill (a NY chain) but now I want to make them — even though I never cook!


    Sara January 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Yum, these look great! I never ate sweet potatoes growing up, but I’ve recently discovered that they are delicious! I’ll definately try out your recipe.


    Rachel January 7, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Oooh, paprika! I always put cinnamon on mine because I like ’em sweet but I’ve been thinking I need to experiment with savory next time. I think I will definitely try your seasoning method, too. Maybe I’ll add a little mustard? Haha, we’ll see.


    Alyssa January 8, 2009 at 12:26 am

    dang, that plastic bag trick is probably a lot less messy than my method – i call it the “finger-rub”! haha, have a great thursday tina!


    Sharon January 8, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Awesome idea with the ziploc bag trick! Thanks!
    And great eats! Love your delicious dinner!


    Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 8, 2009 at 1:32 am

    You had me at fries…and homemade hummus…and DVR. BEST POST EVER! =)


    Andrea (Off Her Cork) January 8, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Fries and salads are one of my very fav combos! 😀


    Scott January 8, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Tina do you have a mandoline? Those fries look perfectly cut.


    Tina January 8, 2009 at 10:49 am

    @Scott: Nope, I’m just skilled with a knife! :)


    Scott January 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    @Tina: well done!


    Jennifer January 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    My man has a “bromance” as well with his friend Ben. I love it!


    lauren January 8, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    mmm – the sweet potato fries look great. like your spice combo!


    Mizz Independent January 8, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I love sweet potato…especially in the form of homemade oven fries! I have never tried cinnamon on them, but it sounds pretty good. Will be trying this week!


    Sarah January 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    did the fries turn out crispy or just soft?? i can never get my sweet pot fries to be crisp and everytime I fail hubby threatens to buy a deep fryer :-\ i am not amused and desperately do not want to rely on the bag of sweet potato fries from Trader Joes… thanks in advance!


    Anna January 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I like the idea of eating a big old plate of fries for dinner.


    Tina January 9, 2009 at 9:46 am

    @Sarah: Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside! :)


    Dori February 27, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I made these last night and my boyfriend and I both LOVED them! Thank you!


    Jeanne @JollyTomato September 25, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks – everyone in the family (young and old, picky and non-picky) LOVED these sweet potato fries. Plus the kids had a great time shaking them up. We included this in Jolly Tomato’s Fun Food Saturday (Whole Lotta Shakin’ edition) here: http://bit.ly/b1KhnP


    allan October 14, 2010 at 3:06 am

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    This recipe is really a wonderful treat to my kids. Never knew they’ll like it better than potatoes.


    Natasha @ fitandfabinfrance April 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Just found this blog and sooo glad I have! I eat sweet pot chips all the time and have NEVER put any spices or herbs with them…. duh! think I will try tomorrow : )


    Stacy Hasbrow April 17, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Wow this sweet potato fries recipe looks really good. I have never made them at home yet but I fell in love with them on a vacation to Atlanta.

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