Rating: 4.01 stars
157 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 10

These sweet and spicy baked sweet potato fries go great with burgers. Use this as a substitute for French fries.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Stir together olive oil, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Brush the sweet potato slices with the maple mixture and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, then turn the potato slices over, brush with any remaining maple mixture, and continue baking until tender in the middle, and crispy on the edges, about 7 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 50.2g; fat 4.6g; sodium 125.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (115)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2007
Very good. My kids loved these. They were just the right amount of spicy/sweet. I served them with bbq pulled pork sandwiches & cole slaw. Will def. make them again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2011
For some reason, I can't get sweet potatoes to come out of the oven like they do when deep fried... They always come out limp and not like fries or chips at all... they still taste good, but I am going to give up on the idea that they will be like french fries. The flavor of these was good, a little too spicy for my family though. Read More
(40)
157 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2007
Very good. My kids loved these. They were just the right amount of spicy/sweet. I served them with bbq pulled pork sandwiches & cole slaw. Will def. make them again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
Yummy and easy-even the kids liked it, and they usually won't touch sweet potatoes. I stuck to the recipe, and everything went well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2009
Good Recipe! I've never had sweet potato fries before but have friends who rave about them, so I decided to try it. I used this recipe as a base and since i didn't have maple sugar on hand I added a few other ingredients based on my friends suggestions. I peeled the skin of the potatoes, then I cut the fries in 1/2" thick french fry slices. I seasoned the fries in a dry rub of cayenne pepper, salt, paprika, cinnamon, brown sugar, and olive oil. I baked them on a lighly oiled baking sheet and sprinkled a bit of brown sugar on them during the last 5 minutes. These were very tasty and good. I will definitely be making them again. I can only imagine how the maple syrup would have tasted. I'm sure it would have really added a nice nutty caramel flavor to these wondrous treats. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
Chips turned out very crispy and tasty. Next time I'll use half the amount of salt, and I used olive oil instead of butter. Instead of brushing the mixture on the chips, I shook the chips, oil & seasonings in a large baggie. For those who complained the chips were soggy or burned: First issue is that you have to slice these ridiculously thin - I used a chef's knife to do it. You have to watch them like a hawk to avoid burning. You have to turn them in the middle of cooking. You need to remove the ones that are thinner & cooking faster as they get crisp/brown, and you need to run the final ones that aren't yet crips under the broiler. I will make these again. Oh - I would cook at least double to get enough chips to make it worth your while. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2011
For some reason, I can't get sweet potatoes to come out of the oven like they do when deep fried... They always come out limp and not like fries or chips at all... they still taste good, but I am going to give up on the idea that they will be like french fries. The flavor of these was good, a little too spicy for my family though. Read More
(40)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2009
I liked this recipe quite simple. I just put everything in a bowl and tossed the sweet potatoes in . I did not have any cayenne pepper so I made them Sweet sweet potatoes and added cinammon. Mine were not soggy and were fantastic!thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2012
I was not afan of sweet potatoes untlil my sister-in-law tricked me into eating Sweet Patatoe Souffle'. I absolutely love french fried sweet ptatoes so I wanted to try these because they are baked. i used half of maple syrup the 2nd time I made these....perfect. Also I put my fries on a rack and the rack on my cookie sheet andthey were realy crisp. YUM, yum, yum Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2008
Quick and easy, tasty and different. My kids thought they were a bit too spicy, so I'd cut back on the pepper next time. My husband and I thought they were great. I'll make them again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2009
these were pretty good! i sprayed the foil pans with olive oil spray first so they wouldn't stick. i also reduced the time to 7 mins the first side and 6 mins the second side. also i substituted cayenne pepper for fresh ground pepper and sprinkled the second side with sea salt. yum! Read More
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