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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries


If you would like a variation to the regular sweet potato fries or oven sweet potato fries....or maybe you are looking for a healthy "comfort food" to snack on......or a new side dish to serve alongside your Thanksgiving, Christmas, weeknight or weekend dinner, here is a recipe for you. 

Inspiration for these sweet potato fries came from a recipe in one of Ina Garten's cookbooks that I stumbled upon sometime ago while shopping in a home goods store. For thanksgiving, I usually make candied yams with lots of butter and sugar but decided to take a healthier route this year. I kicked up Ina's recipe a notch and made it more healthy, delicious and savory by adding cinnamon, grated onion and thyme.

I use similar ingredients for a chicken recipe which I hope to post soon, but the flavors also work well in this dish.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
1 tablespoon grated onion
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



Cooking Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Peel and halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into 4 long spears.

Place them on a sheet pan and sprinkle olive oil, brown sugar,
cinnamon, thyme leaves, grated onion, salt and pepper and toss well.
[I borrowed little hands to help me...
...because I found it impossible to do all those things and take pictures at the same time.....]

Spread the potatoes in one layer.

Bake for 15 minutes and then turn with a spatula. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Sprinkle lightly with salt and serve hot.
[the dark, caramelized/aka burnt bits are my favorite parts..!!]
 

Hope you give it a try.....and serve with a litte ketchup....yummmmy.....;-)

Thanks for stopping by,
Cooking with love,
Ria

Recipe barely adapted from "Ina Garten"...

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