Oven Sweet Potato Fries

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

"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

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nutrition facts based on science

Canola oil and splenda are both perfectly healthy for people who have diet control. This is based on peer reviewed public researchers done by qualified scientists at leading academic institutions. GMOs are actually good for the environment because herbicide resistant crops allow for reduced herbicide usage on canola. Also we are not eating the GMO part because that is protein and to make a good oil it is gleaned of all DNA. The only problem here might be with large companies owning the seed technology and the splenda, but it is the lack of government regulation that leads to the success of these companies. By the way - excellent recipe and versatile in terms of types of spices to use.

canola oil, sweet potatoes, baked
Comments (9)


Anonymous wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

GMO's are good for the

GMO's are good for the environment!? Are you crazy!?

Anonymous wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

You've got to be kidding me!

You've got to be kidding me!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

anonymous monsanto

anonymous monsanto representative

Anonymous wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Unbelievable, the comments

Unbelievable, the comments posted by "Anonymous" person must be a paid dis information specialist. GMO's take more pesticides than regular crops. Look it up. The fiction to get them to be allowed was they took less pesticides ...turned out to be fiction. Splenda is highly questionable as it is engineered and my cause the runs among other maladies. Steviea and Agava are plants from nature. The other sad fact is often the labs that test these products for safety are owned by the companies that want to market the product or the are paid big bucks to come back with a good report or the overseers are on the Corp payroll. There are so many ways around the truth.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

GMOs are GOOD for the

GMOs are GOOD for the environment?! Are you NUTS?

Anonymous wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

Immediately upon reading the

Immediately upon reading the original comment, my jaw dropped at how misinformed this person is, not unlike the majority of people who have not done their own research. I was extremely proud of the others who commented, who felt compelled to set the false information straight for any future readers. I endlessly thank you.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

I don't know where you heard

I don't know where you heard that GMOs are good for the environment (if it was from peer reviewed research by "qualified scientists" I can assure you that those scientists either had a different agenda and/or have since been the target of ridicule from the entire scientific community). In fact it's exactly the opposite. GMOs actually increase the use of herbicides because farmers no longer worry about applying too much thereby killing their crops. Additionally, the expansion of GMOs (particularly glyphosate-resistant, or "Round-up ready" crops) has reduced the variety of herbicides on the market. Because crops are resistant this herbicide, scientists are no longer motivated to develop new herbicides (a lengthy and expensive process). Therefore, farmers are forced to use the particular herbicide (Round-up), which will eventually cause all vegetation (even weeds) to become resistant to it.

Good for the environment? I think not.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

If only it were true that

If only it were true that herbicide resistant crops resulted in less herbicide usage instead of herbicide resistant weeds and consequently more herbicide use...Epic Fail

Anonymous wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

to all of you who believe

to all of you who believe this garbage, I feel for you. GMO's are leading to the death mother nature and the human race. And Splenda, be real! Why would anyone put anything in or onto their body's that is not "real". "Perfectly safe" just like all those drugs being pulled off the market, just like the American Heart Association Diet (which causes diabetes, by the way), and just like smoking. Remember when that was considered safe? Open your eyes, people, and don't believe everything you hear. Think for yourself. There is lots of information out there, read it and make an informed decision.

Oil is the key...

Costco No-Salt Seasoning, Organic Coconut oil and Trace Mineral Salt. Simpler is better. The coconut lends itself to the potatoes.

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

What about grapeseed oil.

What about grapeseed oil. That is what I am using.

Very tasty, but I wish they were crisper

My husband and I really enjoyed these sweet potato fries. Not adding to much spice really allowed us to enjoy the wonderful sweet potato flavor. Next time, I will leave them in the oven a little longer to see if they will crisp up.

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

Add a little more oil and lay

Add a little more oil and lay them on their side to cook.


These made a great side. I used cooking spray and seasoned to taste. They did not get crispy, but I still liked them. Next time I will cut them smaller.

Great taste!

I just made these and fell instantly in love! I used zero calories cooking spray (just sprayed the baking sheet and then a light layer over the spread out wedges) and added salt later to taste. I had to adjust the time though - about 6-7 minutes on each side should do it, especially if you cut them more shoe-string style.


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