Baked Sweet Potato “Fries”

Baked “fries” are the way to go when you’re cutting back on fat. Learn how to make these healthy fries.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”7min” cook_time=”20 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut
  • into 1/2-inch-thick “fries”
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”27  minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly coat baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat. Spread fries in single layer on baking sheet.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Bake 10 minutes. Turn fries over. Continue baking until tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes longer.[/step-item]


[nutrition-info calories=”102″ calories_fat=”” fat=”4g” sat_fat=”0g” choles=”0mg” sodium=”152mg” carbs=”” sugars=”” protein=”1g” fiber=”2g”]


[cooking_tip]Pure maple syrup has a smoother, more subtle flavor than imitation syrups, and is actually less sweet. You don’t need the most expensive “fancy” or “light amber” grade of maple syrup, which is used in candy making. “Medium amber” is the best grade for table use. Cheap maple-flavored syrups are usually made from corn syrup, flavored with a little pure maple syrup; they are simply not as good as the real thing. If you heat maple syrup, it will go further. Keep open containers in the refrigerator.[/cooking_tip]

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