Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Culinary Adventures with Bob and Al: Healthy, Yummy and Easy - Deadly Combo

What fits this description you ask? I can't hold it in any longer. It's Baked Sweet Potato Fries.

those aren't the ones we made. close enough... 

Someone at work told me how good and easy sweet potato fries are a couple months ago and since then, I've been itching to try them. Last week we finally did and I was so pleased with the results. I googled "sweet potato fries" and Paula Deen's recipe came up, so that's what we used. Modified a little, I only had two sweet potatoes. Here's the recipe via


House Seasoning:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • Olive Oil, for tossing
  • 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch long slices, then 1/4-wide inch strips, using a crinkle cut knife
  • Oil
  • 1 tablespoon House Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

For the House Seasoning:


Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Line a sheet tray with parchment. In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat. Sprinkle with House Seasoning and paprika. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd. Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Also, we had these on Sunday at the Smiths and they were delicious!

who doesn't love waffle fries?

Happy sweet potato-ing to you!


the lowes said...

oh I LOVE sweet potato fries but havent ever attempted them myself - thanks for sharing!!! love your blog!

alexis scarff said...

oh yay!! i'm so glad you stumbled upon the ease of making the glorious sweet potato fry! :)