Baked sweet potato fries

I’m sure you all notice that I’m on a bit of a cooking streak and I’m sure it won’t last.  It almost never does.

Today I want to share with you some sweet potato fries that I made for our little family.  They’re super simple and take almost no time to put together (as we all know, I don’t have any time for, well, anything), but, boy, are they delicious!

You can season them with whatever you want and the only trick is the size to which you cut up the potato.  I’m sure this probably seems like the simplest thing for you all to make, but this took me about 3 tries.  I burnt almost all of them except for this batch.  And this batch? Amazing!

You can keep yours under the broiler for a bit longer if you want them to be crispier, but since I’m feeding a gummy, toothless 1 year old, I can’t keep mine in there for too long.  Instead, I wait until the outside coat is just a little crispy, but the inside is still soft and mushy.

When Peanut was a baby, sweet potatoes were her favorite and I was so excited to share these with her.  The best part, since these are soft enough, is that I didn’t have to cut them up into tiny little pieces.  She loved taking “bites” of the potatoes and acting like a big girl.

I’m a little embarrassed to share this with you, but I was actually kind of annoyed at how many of these fries Peanut put away last evening.  I honestly thought that my batch would be plenty for me to have with dinner, knowing that she usually eats 2-3 before she gets bored.  This time the little nugget housed at least 10 while I pouted.

Baked sweet potato fries
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Simple, quick sweet potato fries
Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 2
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • Paprika
  • Basil, fresh or dried
  • Parsley, fresh
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Peal and cut the potatoes into ½ inch fries
  2. Line the cookies sheet with some tin foil and coat lightly but evenly with olive oil
  3. Season with all the ingredients, tossing the fries a bit
  4. Spread the fries out so they don't touch each other (they don't like crowds, these fries) and spray a bit of olive oil on top
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, turn the fries, and bake for another 10 minutes
  6. Set your oven to broil and keep the fries under for another 5 minutes or so (more if you like them crispy)



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