Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy with a hint of salt and plenty of spice from cayenne pepper, these thick-cut sweet potatoes are baked to delicious perfection.
By Katie Oberwager

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These sweet potato fries are crispy and salty, and have a nice little kick from some cayenne pepper. The measurements are really just a guideline but feel free to use as much or as little of the spices as you like. Perfect to warm you on a cold day or keep your snacking appetite satisfied in the warmer spring weather.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
 
Crispy with a hint of salt and plenty of spice from cayenne pepper, these thick-cut sweet potatoes are baked to delicious perfection.
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Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3-4 large sweet potatoes, brushed clean
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • generous sprinkle of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into wedge or fry shapes, leaving the skin on.
  3. Place potatoes in a large bowl of ice cold water for 20 minutes while oven heats up. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
  4. Toss potatoes in olive oil and then sprinkle with the remaining spices and salt.
  5. Bake for twenty minutes, flipping halfway through.
  6. Serve immediately.
 

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