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Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

Recipe for September 12, 2010



Now is the time to take advantage of the sweet potatoes that are available at the market.  These fries are better for you because they’re baked!

2 medium sweet potatoes*, peeled

2 tablespoons good olive oil

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Halve the sheet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into 3 long spears.  Place them on a sheet pan and toss with the olive oil.  Spread the potatoes in one layer.  Combine the brown sugar, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on the potatoes.  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.

Serves 4