Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Salty-Sweet, crunchy and crispy, these Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries are the perfect side dish to compliment your meal, or a healthy snack your whole family will love!

Happy Friday,

Today, I'm celebrating our slow descent into Autumn with one of my favorite fall recipes- Southern Sweet Potato Fries. One of the many things we get in North Carolina year round are gorgeous, deep orange colored sweet potatoes. On the weekends, we head to the farmers market where I can peruse the selection of local goodies. We always walk away with a few sweet potatoes.

Thought they taste just as amazing plain, occasionally I have a yearning for something sweet. These fries help to satisfy my sweet tooth without being too over the top. Which literally makes them the one of the most perfect foods ever.




Delicious Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries




These delectable fries are the perfect mate for just about anything, or can be eaten all on their own. Like most of my recipes, it's pretty straight forward. They can be prepared and baked in less than 45 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to work on the main dish, or play Pokemon, or whatever it is you do in your free-time.

This homemade baked version is much lower in fat but still packs a flavorful punch. And, because sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber and nutrients, they're so much healthier than regular potato wedges. Especially if they're fried in oil.

So now that I've regaled you with how amazing these Southern Sweet Potato Fries are, and your mouth is (hopefully) watering, let's get to it!

Ingredients for Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients 

3 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
Coarse salt
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
1/3 cup pecan pieces
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is warming up, peel potatoes and halve lengthwise; slice crosswise 1/2 inch thick.  On a baking sheet, toss potatoes with olive oil, and season with coarse salt.(I prefer Himalayan for this recipe).

Transfer half the potatoes to a second baking sheet, and spread so that the potatoes will cook evenly. Cook both sheets until potatoes are tender, tossing occasionally, usually 25 to 30 minutes.

Sprinkle with butter, brown sugar, pecan pieces, and cayenne pepper, dividing evenly. Bake until sugar is caramelized and hard, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

Incredible Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Gently toss and allow to cool momentarily, while marveling at how scrumptious those fries look. Plate and serve with a smile!



That's it! If you liked this recipe, be sure to check out my recipe for Baked Veggie Wontons. Like most of my recipes, they're super easy, but look and taste amazing!

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Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries


Until next time,

17 comments :

  1. I LOVE sweet potato fries! I am going to make these with dinner tonight!

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  2. I absolutely love sweet potato fries and can not seem to get enough of them. When I do a batch it finishes before it cools so I end up making more. I need to try your recipe.

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  3. Oh my gosh these look so good! I need to try out sweet potatoes, I always hear how good they are.

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  4. We are having hot dogs for dinner tonight and now after seeing sweet potato fries, my favorite, we are having them as a side.

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  5. These southern baked sweet potato fries look well worth trying to make. They sound delicious!

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  6. These look good. My kids love sweet potato fries. Actually, they love anything with sweet potatoes.

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  7. Sweet potato fries are the best! I haven't had them in SO long, but now I'm definitely craving them!

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  8. Oh, I love sweet potato fries. I can't wait to try this recipe! It sounds and looks so delicious!

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  9. Oh my goodness these look so good! I love sweet potato fries and I bet homemade are wonderful!

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  10. I know I'd like these, yum! I think they'd work well with any kind og barbecue.

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  11. I love and love me some sweet potato fries and I like that your recipe is simple enough that I can do it without any trouble. I bet they would taste great with a cream cheese dipping sauce.

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  12. Love sweet potato fries. My daughter and I dip them in sweet Visalia onion dressing :)

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  13. I traditionally love having Butternut Sqaush fries over sweet potatoes. However these sure look good.

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  14. Oooh what a tasty variation on a family favorite. These would be good in the fall, too, with turkey or a side dish.

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  15. I love the added Nuts in it. Sounds and looks very delicious. I would love to try making this for snacks.

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  16. I like baked sweet potatoes. I have yet to try making fries.

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  17. You just took sweet potato fries to a whole new level! I can't wait to try this!

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