Rating: 4.05 stars
476 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 191
  • 4 star values: 170
  • 3 star values: 77
  • 2 star values: 25
  • 1 star values: 13

These fries are a healthy alternative to the old standard French fries. The Italian seasoning and lemon pepper add an interesting twist to this vegetable.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place the cut sweet potatoes into a microwave-safe dish with the water. Cook on in the microwave for 5 minutes on full power. Drain off liquid, and toss with Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Arrange fries on a baking sheet in a single layer.

  • Bake for 30 minutes, turning once, or until fries are crispy on the outside.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 26.7g; fat 6.9g; sodium 129.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (320)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2008
I am giving this 4 stars because I skipped the pre cooking step and didn't use the lemon pepper. I love sweet potato fries and I make them all the time because of this recipe. The secret is to make sure they are all cut fairly evenly and they are spaced out on the pan. If they are crowded too close together they will not cook properly. Also always make sure to turn them at least once or they will get burned on one side. Regular potatoes you don't have to be so careful but sweet potatoes you do for some reason. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/26/2008
Suggested recipe made the potatoes too mushy. I remade omiting the pre-cooking and they turned out better. Read More
(166)
476 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 191
  • 4 star values: 170
  • 3 star values: 77
  • 2 star values: 25
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2008
I am giving this 4 stars because I skipped the pre cooking step and didn't use the lemon pepper. I love sweet potato fries and I make them all the time because of this recipe. The secret is to make sure they are all cut fairly evenly and they are spaced out on the pan. If they are crowded too close together they will not cook properly. Also always make sure to turn them at least once or they will get burned on one side. Regular potatoes you don't have to be so careful but sweet potatoes you do for some reason. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2007
my very first attempt at ANY kind of homemade french fry, and they came out perfect. I used sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and a dash of each: garlic powder, dehydrated onion, parsley flakes. Cut them into thin 2 1/2" fries & they crisped up perfectly. Awesome just with ketchup.. a new favorite food for sure!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2007
If you want them crispier, just skip the pre-cooking step and bake them longer (or cut them more thinly and keep the same cook time.) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2008
Suggested recipe made the potatoes too mushy. I remade omiting the pre-cooking and they turned out better. Read More
(166)
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2008
I'll give 5 stars to anything my 19 month old will eat! He loved them. So did my husband and I. I didn't do the microwave part. I cut them thinner cooked 30 mins at 400 and to crisp up a bit, I put them under the broiler for a few minutes on each side. They were delish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2007
To get the fries a bit more crispy they need to be cut rather thinly. This also helps them cook faster. To season I always add salt pepper and paprika which gives it a nice contrast between the sweet and spicy. Sometime I add fresh rosemary or a tiny bit of chili powder to kick it up a bit more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
These were great. I only cooked in microwave for 3 min. Tossed with garlic olive oil lemon seasoning and italian spices. Baked for 45 min. Crispiness depends on how thick you cut. The smaller cut the crispier. I cut mine like steak fries and they turned out nice an tasty! My 2 year old loves these!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2006
Super good alternative to regular oven fries. I cut mine to about the size of two regular fries. Took about 45 minutes to really get them perfectly crispy but they were too mushy on the inside. I'll only microwave them for 3 minutes next time and bake them for a full 45 min. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
These were great. Instead of the lemon pepper/Italian seasoning combo I seasoned with chili powder. I also had problems getting them to crisp. I think I'll try less time in the micro and more time in the oven like another reviewer. Thanks! Read More
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