Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Baked Sweet Potato Fries


I first came to know about these baked sweet potato fries in Shaz( feeding my kids better) blog. So simple and sounded delicious. The good thing is you can put in whatever seasoning you like such as black pepper, paprika, garlic salt, cinnamon, etc.  These are baked in an oven till crispy but dont expect it to be as crispy as french fries and it is soft on the inside. It's nice to eat after it has cooled down but dont let it sit for too long as there were a few pieces left that got a little harder after an hour or so. I've used cinnamon and sugar as seasoning and after baking, sprinkle with a small  pinch of salt. Great for snacking! Initially i bought these purple sweet potatoes intention to make angkoos kuih , then i got a little lazy so i changed my mind and made this. You can use other variations of sweet potatoes.

here's what i did..
Preheat oven to 190C. Cut 3 small sweet potatoes into about 1/4 inch strips and in a large bowl, toss them over with some olive oil and season them with some cinnamon plus sugar, about 2tsp each. Bake them for about 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fries , turning them over and return to bake for another 10 minutes or until they are tender. You can go with any dip if you like..that's sour cream you see in the picture.

30 comments:

  1. Hey Lena, I love sweet potatoes.. esp the Japanese type one.. good for constipation too!

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  2. I love sweet potatoes, and have been thinking of making sweet potatoes fries for ages! A healthy and delicious snack!

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  3. Sweet potatoes prepared like this would certainly make a delightful side dish! I prefer this to french fries If you ask me. They are actually good for you and you will surely have excellent reviews from your guests! Brilliant idea Lena!

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  4. I normally steam it ... I shall try the bake method when I next buy sweet potatoes.

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  5. I like this healthy version to cooking these chips. Got to try baking these chips too.

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  6. Hi Lena. Love that you use the purple potatoes. Looks great and loads of nutrients too.

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  7. These look delicious and I have some orange colored sweet potatoes that I can try :D thanks for sharing!

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  8. Wow, yours are really purple.
    Some can be rather whitish.
    You bought them at the market or Tesco?

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  9. simple yet delicious~!
    I love the purple too rather than the orange one as the sweetness is better!

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  10. I love sweet potatoes and cinnamon sugar sounds like a good addition to me. Diane

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  11. and i like it that you used purple sweet potato too! adds the bit of colour in it! LOL

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  12. usually i'd use the orange one but purple looks kind of appetizing! :)

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  13. Such a great healthy snack to serve up! Baked and not fried, super! I've tasted baked orange sweet potatoes but not purple ones....must be yum! ;) Will try it out with garlic powder and paprika next time if I ever do this...thanks lena!

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  14. Haven't tried cooking fries with sweet potato. This looks good!

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  15. Yeap, baked sweet potatoes taste as delicious. thanks for sharing & hope you're having a lovely evening.
    Kristy

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  16. Bake sweet potaoes fries, very healthy.Thanks for sharing:)

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  17. What a brilliant idea, using sweet potatoes for fries :)! I am so curious about the taste...!!

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  18. I love anything baked... less guilty to indulge ;)

    Nice purple colour....

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  19. That definitely nutritious ~ beats eating potato fries any day..awesome recipe !
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  20. Lena...I bought some australian sweet potatoes from Tesco the other day. Can't wait to try them out and see what is the difference in texture :p

    Your recipe came just nice. Will try them baked. I did once, they called it caramelized sweet potatoes :)

    Thanks for sharing your recipe..it is so much healthier than frying them in oil !

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  21. Tried the yellow sweet potatoes flavored with cinnamon and that was great. You are inspiring me to try it with the sour cream too, thanks : ).

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  22. Lena, this looks yummy and not so oily as chips. Will try!

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  23. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesJuly 6, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Another great option! I love sweet potatoes.

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  24. hi everyone, i supposed the yellow type of sweet potatoes taste just as natural sweet as the purple ones..but i think maybe purple looks eye catching , yello potatoes look vibrant too!

    wendy: i got those purple potatoes from jusco.

    elin: caramelised sweet potatoes? i chk your blog and see..

    honey bee: i'm think garlic salt or garlic powder may taste good too!

    aipi: i will check on the giveaway, thanks for the info!

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  25. Bake sweet potato with black pepper? Sounds interesting. I would like to try this too :)

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  26. These really sound delicious. I love your recipe for them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  27. Hi Lena, never seen this made this way before. Must ask my cook to try it. Looks good.
    For a moment I thought you making beef curry or bbq, ha ha.

    Lena, you sure have very creative cooking, baking ideas...
    What? You sit down with a cup of tea, look at the clouds and think, what shall I make today? Ha ha.
    Whatever it is, your creations very original.
    Have fun,
    Lee.

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  28. Sweet potatoes and cinnamon, oh goodness. I must try these fries. Perhaps when the kids come to visit:)

    Thanks for sharing, Lena...

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  29. I'm a sweet potato lover. I will surely like this one. The colour is so rich...wow. I love it even plain baked and just eat as it is....healthy and delicious.

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  30. Yum sweet potatoe fries are a favorite of mine. I bake mine too, but I'm afraid the only way you can get them crispy is to deep fry them, and still they don't get that crisp like you said. Yours look so pretty love the photo!

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