Sweet Potato Fries

This has been the longest four-day week ever!  Maybe it was the fact that I’ve had lots of at-work responsibilities as well as after-work responsibilities, or maybe it was because every day of this week seems to have been filled with tons of little miracles <–I need to add the engagement of two of my best friends to that list – Congratulations Lorena y Luis!!!.

LOVE! ::sigh::

Where was I?  …

Oh right.  Long week. (Obviously.)  And the fun just doesn’t stop.  After work Ben and I are headed to our good friends’ home for Shabbat (here’s a recap of the ways in which we practice Judaism and why).  And then – the weekend!  🙂

In celebration of the upcoming weekend, I thought I’d share one of my favorite weekend recipes.  You know, the simple, quick recipes most often made on weekends because they’re just so good fresh.  One of my all-time favorites: sweet potato fries (minus the frying)!

I usually make these with purple Okinawan sweet potatoes, but the old Japanese man who sells them at the farmer’s market said those weren’t ready yet, so I got some white-fleshed sweet potatoes instead.  I’ve also tried these with yams (orange fleshed); they all work wonderfully for this recipe!  Also, just as a side note: these are quick and easy enough to be made throughout the week as well – we just tend to make them most on weekends.


Sweet Potato Fries


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil [I use 1 Tbsp, but you might find that you want more]
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Cut sweet potatoes into 1/3” strips

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl – evenly coating the potatoes.

Bake in a single layer (try not to have the fries overlapping) for about 15 minutes – stirring half way through.

Enjoy! Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts [one serving using 1 Tbsp olive oil]

Calories 135 • Fat 3.5g Sodium 135mg • Carbs 24g • Fiber 3g • Sugar 0g • Protein 2g

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!  🙂

What are some of your favorite weekend recipes?

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3 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Fries

  1. bakebooks says:

    LOVE Sweet Potatoe Fries! Have you tried Butternut Squash?? If you roast it and cut it into slices/chucks – it’s AMAZING. I’m going to turn orange…;)

    Beautiful blog! Found you from Jasmines’ at Eat Move Write.

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