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Oven Sweet Potato Fries

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Making oven fries out of sweet potatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I'm concerned about the canola oil. From what I've read, coconut oil would be better (yes, it's saturated fat, but its medium-chain triglycerides have a beneficial effect on the body). And for the reader who adds Splenda--!!!! Why don't...
Oven Sweet Potato Fries

40 Reviews for Oven Sweet Potato Fries

06/02/2015
One of my favorites

I love these oven fries, and make them frequently. I use whatever oil I have on hand. I can't quite get them crispy but that's okay, the taste is well worth it.
On another note, I really wish people would just use whatever oil they want and not lecture everyone on the bad aspects of whatever oil they use. Each oil does have it's benefits (if any oil can be said to have them at all) and the recent coconut oil craze is fine. I love it. But it has the same amount of calories as any other oil, and in five years will probably be on the outs. Please, please, please stop. Change the damn oil for yourself and stop lecturing. I just want to lose weight and eatingwell recipes are very good for FREE.

Great taste, fresh flavor, satisfies cravings
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02/07/2015
Anonymous
Awesome Recipe!

I really liked this recipe! Personally, I took a little bit of creative license and used olive oil as opposed to canola, and I thought it was excellent! I would definitely recommend it!

Easy prep, Ingredients are Easy to Find
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03/23/2014
Anonymous
oil

Yes, sweet potatoes have vitamin A and they are delicious. They are more healthy than regular french fries.
BUT it is so important to know about oils and why we should now know more about how important coconut oil is. Especially for our brains and importance to think clearly and focus!!

thank you

I love sweet potatoes which can also be healthy EXCEPT
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Anonymous wrote 50 weeks 4 days ago

Doesn't Coconut oil break

Doesn't Coconut oil break down at these temps as well?

12/12/2013
Anonymous
Easy Prep, Wrong Oil

While this is an easy recipe, the choice of oil is not preferred. Canola oil doesn't tolerate high cooking temps. In addition, many people are developing an (or have been for decades) allergy to canola oil. It causes intestinal distress. It was originally developed as an industrial use oil in Canada and was made palatable. We have found that rice bran oil is an excellent substitute and does not break down due to high heat.

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29 comments

Anonymous wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

I'd suggest using avocado oil

I'd suggest using avocado oil instead. As you probably know, avocados are a source of healthy fat, and its oil can withstand high heat.

Hope this helps!
- Maia

Anonymous wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

I'd suggest using avocado

I'd suggest using avocado oil. Avocado is a healthy fat, and the oil can withstand high heat. Hope this helps!

12/12/2013
Anonymous
Easy Prep, Wrong Oil

While this is an easy recipe, the choice of oil is not preferred. Canola oil doesn't tolerate high cooking temps. In addition, many people are developing an (or have been for decades) allergy to canola oil. It causes intestinal distress. It was originally developed as an industrial use oil in Canada and was made palatable. We have found that rice bran oil is an excellent substitute and does not break down due to high heat.

Easy Prep
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