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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These oven baked sweet potatoes are simply amazing. They are perfectly seasoned and lightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 261kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and sliced into 1/4-1/2 inch slices
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place sliced potatoes in a medium sized bowl and add the olive oil.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Spread evenly on a baking sheet, making sure they are not touching.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until brown.
  • Then flip with a spatula
  • Bake for an additional for approx. 10 -15 more minutes untl desired crispiness.
  • Sprinkle the spices over the cooked fries.

Notes

Make sure they are not touching each other on your baking sheet.  If they are overlapping at all, they will let off steam and turn out much softer.  
Cut them into wedges, rounds or thin shoestring-like strips (adjust cooking time to slightly less for thinner strips)
Use two baking sheets if you need to.
Using parchment paper on the baking sheet will help make them crispy. 
Play around with the seasonings.   Replace the garlic and paprika with cinnamon and a little nutmeg.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 707mg | Potassium: 786mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32460IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.5mg