I was looking for a recipe for fried sweet potatoes, but didn't find one, so I decided to try something of my own. You can change recipe to serve more people by adding more sweet potatoes.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place 3/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract into a gallon size resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag and shake to blend the sugar mixture. Add the sweet potato sticks, seal the bag, and turn to evenly coat the potatoes with the sugar mixture.

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  • Pour the canola oil into a deep fryer and heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Add the sweet potatoes, and cook until golden, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, then place on a serving plate.

  • Place the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, and butter into a pan. Warm over medium heat until butter is melted; drizzle over the sweet potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

981.9 calories; 4 g protein; 175.5 g carbohydrates; 21.5 mg cholesterol; 183.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2009
I followed the recipe roughly but didn't want to deep fry, so I just put 1/4 c. melted butter with about 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg, and 1 TBSP sugar along with the potatoes in a bowl to coat them. Baked in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20-25 min. turning frequently. Very tasty and not as sugary as this recipe calls for. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2008
i love sweet potatoes but not this recipe. the potatoes were VERY sweet with the sugar coating and didn't need the glaze to make them sweeter. i was making for 6 so used 4 sweet potatoes no one liked them so now have to figure out what to do with the already cooked overly sweet potatoes. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2009
I followed the recipe roughly but didn't want to deep fry, so I just put 1/4 c. melted butter with about 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg, and 1 TBSP sugar along with the potatoes in a bowl to coat them. Baked in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20-25 min. turning frequently. Very tasty and not as sugary as this recipe calls for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2009
I followed the recipe roughly but didn't want to deep fry, so I just put 1/4 c. melted butter with about 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg, and 1 TBSP sugar along with the potatoes in a bowl to coat them. Baked in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20-25 min. turning frequently. Very tasty and not as sugary as this recipe calls for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2008
love these sweet potatoe fries.love the sugar mixture you can eat these fries with or without the glaze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2009
I tried this recipe bcuz i had a taste for something sweet.I was gonna make a sweet potaoe pie put i didn't wanna wait.So i browse the web in found this delightful dessert.Lets just say it was so awesome my family always wants this at least once a week.And the glaze alone is great on vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2008
i love sweet potatoes but not this recipe. the potatoes were VERY sweet with the sugar coating and didn't need the glaze to make them sweeter. i was making for 6 so used 4 sweet potatoes no one liked them so now have to figure out what to do with the already cooked overly sweet potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
Just made this for hubby and myself. It turned out great. I added about 2 teaspoons of light brown sugar to the bag. I also skipped the glaze. I tried to drain on paper towel. Would not recommend as the fries stuck to the paper towel. I let the fries cool on a glass plate. This gave the edges a nice crisp. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
Please do not fool your self into believing that this is a way to eat your vegetables. These are straight up sugar coated dessert sticks. My Kids actually said they tasted like 'pumpkin pie sticks". I prepared them exactly as the recipe was written but didn't make the glaze. I don't think they needed them at all. Also one potato would have been enough to feel my family. I hope these heat up well cause I have plenty left. I will definitely make these again. Edited to add: These fries are soggy the next day but after re-heating can be eaten with a fork have more of a soft sweet potato texture and flavor is still good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2008
This is one of the best sweet potato recipes I've ever had!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2008
Didn't use the glaze cause I was afraid they'd be too sweet and they were absolutely perfect as is! Screw French Fries! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2007
We just tried this recipe after deeping frying a turkey for thanksgiving. Due to the timing of other dishes etc I didn't make the glaze but they were a hit none the less! Read More
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