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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Category: Side Dishes
posted by: cmuntz
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  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling

  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil greased with cooking spray.

2. Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into long spears.  (Soak in cold water for 20-30 minutes before continuing for crispy texture outside.  Drain well and pat dry.)  Place the potato spears on the sheet pan and toss with olive oil.  Spread them in a single layer.  Combine the brown sugar, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on the potatoes.  Bake for 15 minutes, then turn with a spatula or tongs.  Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned.  Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and serve hot.

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