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Oven Sweet Potato Fries

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



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"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

11/05/2010
Anonymous

I use olive oil rather than canola. The taste is much better, and they're healthier for you.

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11/05/2010
Anonymous

I have made these for a few years now, and have found the best way to do it is to use a 2-stage cooking process. By first baking them at 350 degrees for a half hour, the insides cook completely, so you can use thicker wedges. This first baking will put a nice crust on the top side. After that, remove the fries from the oven and crank up the heat to 425-450. While the oven is warming, turn the wedges over so the other (softer) side that was flat against the pan faces up and then put the fries back in the oven at 425-450 for another 15-20 minutes to to finish crisping them up. Check frequently towards the end of the cooking time to avoid burning. I actually like a little burning on the tips; the fries are more caramelized when you do this. I also use olive oil instead of canola, and a mango-based Caribbean hot sauce instead of cayenne. My husband likes to eat them with the sauce that is usually served with blooming onions. I just like them plain.

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11/05/2010
Anonymous

This sounds fantastic. I wonder what olive oil will make of it.Thank you for your contribution to our good health.

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11/05/2010
Anonymous

Taking canola oil and regular salt out of the recipe and replacing it with salflower oil or light olive oil and always using sea salt instead of the other salt would make it healthier. I have done this when I make this recipe and the flavor is just as good but a little healthier.

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11/05/2010
Anonymous

First of all, I don't understand why you continue to use canola oil when it is not the best oil for health because it comes from the rape seed (look up what it does). Salflower, light olive oil, even peanut oil would be a healthier choice. Secondly, You need to stress using sea salt instead of the other type of salt. Other than these two suggestions, this is a great receipt that I have made often.

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