Oven-Fried Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes

9 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine January/February 1997

Hungry for fries? Slice potatoes into long thin wedges, toss with a little oil, salt and pepper, and pop them in the oven. They'll crisp to perfection—irresistible.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 pound all-purpose potatoes, preferably Yukon Gold (2-4 medium), scrubbed
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, (about 2 small), scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

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  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 450 °F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges about the same size. Place potatoes and sweet potatoes in a large bowl and toss with oil, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the potatoes and sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. Loosen and turn; roast until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 138 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3538 IU vitamin A; 25 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 94 mg sodium; 577 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat

Reviews 9

January 17, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Sweet potatoes are delish! I agree with the first reviewer's husband, the yukon gold's are unremarkable when prepared according to the recipe. The sweet potatoes, however, are delish!!! Pros: Sweet potatoes Cons: Yukon gold potatoes
May 12, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I've made these with olive oil, a little pepper and a little chile powder but didn't add salt. I also leave the skins on. Delicious! They are great to serve with a turkey burger! Yum!
April 29, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
When red bell peppers are dried, they are ground into tiny particles, making paprika.
April 29, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Great recipe! When I make oven-fried wedges, I substitute garlic powder and onion powder for the paprika (taste preference). I *do* add paprika when I'm making mashed potatoes, however.
March 30, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
MAY I KNOW WHAT'S PAPRIKA
March 25, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I WAS WONDERING--WOULD GRAPESEED OIL WORK ALSO? THX PETE
March 25, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
great recipe - we added onion and garlic powder to the oil too along with basil/tomato - dried herbs to this recipe - very good - thanks -
January 24, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
These fries were delicious. I left the skin on so one side was deliciously crispy but the other side was still somewhat soft.
October 18, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
My husband loves the sweet potato fries but doesn't care for the yukon gold ones. I thought both were very good!