Monday, June 9, 2014

Baked Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries

First time we had these at a restaurant my child called them "orange fries" and they were fried.  We enjoy having the orange fries at home but I didn't want the mess or calories of frying them so I bake them.  Then we wanted more flavor and we love Parmesan so a little salty sprinkle of cheese and some fun spices and voila, one of our favorite side dishes!

Baked Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries 

1-1/2 to 1-3/4 pounds sweet potatoes (yellow and/or orange)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Sprinkle of paprika
2 dashes cayenne pepper
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Add olive oil to a medium bowl, mix in paprika and cayenne pepper. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into approximately 3/8" sticks. You want to keep your pieces the same size so they cook the same. Toss to coat.
Sprinkle on some of the Parmesan, toss. Sprinkles more Parmesan, toss. 
Repeat until all the Parmesan is used.
Then do the same with the cornstarch.
Rub a little bit of olive oil on the bottom of a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Using a pancake turn flip your potatoes over and then bake for 10 minutes more. Keep your eye on them.  Sweet potatoes are more sugary than regular potatoes and like to burn.  Cooking them longer to get them crisper can often backfire.
Enjoy right away as potatoes soon lose their crisp since they are so sugary and so moist!

24 comments:

  1. Jenny,

    I would love to try these baked sweet potato fries. I love sweet potato fries and a hint of cayenne. The sweet with the heat sound delicious.
    Thanks for sharing! I will share on all social medias.
    Diane Roark

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    1. You could always add a couple more dashes if you really felt spicy!! ;)

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  2. We love sweet potato fries! These look awesome! Pinned and stumbled!

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    1. I love Parmesan on nearly anything!! lol

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  4. G'day! These look terrific Jenny! I want some NOW!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  5. These look yummy! We do a lot of fries in our house and I am always looking for new recipes.

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    1. You can never have too many fry recipes!

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  6. Looks delicious! Can't wait to try this recipe. I happen to have a few sweet potatoes in the kitchen now. :)

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  7. Quick question. Why cornstarch? Does that help make them crispy? I ask because I can't have corn products. Just wondering what benefit there is in using it in this recipe which looks delicious by the way.

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    1. It helps absorb the moisture and helps with crisping. I think you could totally leave it off and still have a yummy tater!

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  8. I am terrified to make these because I don't know how you STOP eating them!!

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  9. These sound wonderful! I love sweet potato fries!

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  10. I love that you use two varieties of sweet potatoes! These look fantastic!!

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  11. I LOVE sweet potato but never ever tried them with cheese.
    I must try this recipe, and I'm planning it for tomorrow
    Thanks!

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  12. I love sweet potato fries! These look soooo good! I may just have to run out for some sweet potatoes!

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  13. I'm so glad I found this on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. They sound so good I'm going to have to try them!

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  14. I love the idea of mixing the sweet potato fries (which I happen to adore), and the white potato ones (which my family prefers:) Thanks!

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  16. Thanks so much for stopping by The Wednesday Roundup Link Party! This delicious yet simple potatoes look fantastic! Congrats on being on of our featured picks! This recipe is now pinned onto The Wednesday Roundup Pinterest Board! Hope to see you again next week!

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  17. What a fantastic idea with the parm.Love it.Thanks for posting,shared and pinned.

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