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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Baked Sweet Potato Fries With Creole Seasonings

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Winter may be long gone but I am not ready to give up on Winter vegetables -- especially Sweet Potato and Pumpkin. This past winter I have been eating more than my fair share of sweet potatoes in one or the other form -- as a curry, a stuffing for a curried bun, a muffin or even in a lasagna "Chatti Pathiri". I never get tired of this versatile veggie that is a nutritional powder house with so many anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that any one of the health site would tell you about. I had this with "Beet Burgers" that I had posted a couple of weeks ago.
The "seasonings combo" for this fry is my very own and if you like the sweet and savory taste, like me, then this recipe is for you. The heat comes from the Creole Seasonings as well the Cracked Pepper. Add more or less of it as you see fit.
Ingredients:
  • 3 Small Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Konriko MSG free Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 Tsp Cracked Pepper
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves, roughly smashed with skin
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt as needed (very little since the Creole Seasonings have salt in it as well)
  • 1 Tsp Vegetable Oil for greasing the Baking Sheet
Tool:
  • Large Plastic Bag
  • Oven-safe baking sheet
Procedure:
  • Peel the Sweet Potatoes, cut them into thick sticks and soak them in warm water for 10 minutes. This helps remove some of the starch and makes them crispy.
  • Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes and completely dry them in a kitchen towel.
  • Move the Sweet Potatoes into a plastic bag along with the mixed seasonings and give it a good shake so the sticks are coated with seasonings.
  • Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil, grease with vegetable oil and arrange the sticks in a single layer without over-crowding. Over-crowding makes the fries soggy.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for "approximately" 22-25 minutes. It all depends on the thickness of the sticks.Keep a close eye once you start seeing the tips of the fries getting browned
Serves 3.
Enjoy!
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27 comments:

  1. i love these kinda baked fries..so healthy. even though the carb in take is high ..which i choose 2 ignore when im stuffing my mouth with them :)
    i love the 1st pic

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  2. Baked fries looks superb, totally guilt free, my kids will definitely love it..

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  3. sweet potato fries looks crispy and delicious.

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  4. i have been meaning to try this out for sometime now!...I had this in a burger place when i went to LA and absolutely loved them!...they looks very yum n tempting!

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  5. Crispy and yummy fries dear..healthy too,thanks for sharing.

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  6. Lovely fries..yummm!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  7. i didn't think sweet potato fries could be made better but here you've done it with this seasoning! Delicious!

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  8. Sweet potato fries look amazingly delicious and wonderful color.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. That definitely nutritious ~ beats eating potato fries any day! The seasoning is spot on!
    US Masala

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  10. Wow. Looks so delicious.Has a lovely color and healthy too
    South Indian Home

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  11. Wonderful bake idea! Looks so appealing and appetizing. I am loving your photography very much now a days :)

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  12. CL....that does look gorgeous n' super healthy too...Sweet Potatoes are rich in Vitamin A & C...honestly I wanted to try something different with them than just boiling them n eating with chutney....would love to give this a try...:)

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  13. I some time bake these and liked ur method ..looks yum

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  14. Lovely baked sweet potatoes..first time to your blog,lovely blog and good set of recipes!!glad to follow you :-)
    visit mine too
    http://juls-tryntaste.blogspot.com/

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  15. I miss sweet potatoes...those baked fries look great!

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  16. wow these rock love the seasonings and thats its baked great recipe

    Rebecca

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  17. I hv been planning 2 make dem 4m such a long time,but never happened 2 make..they look delicious 2 munch in..:)

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  18. I hv been planning 2 make dem 4m such a long time,but never happened 2 make..they look delicious 2 munch in..:)

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  19. I hv been planning 2 make dem 4m such a long time,but never happened 2 make..they look delicious 2 munch in..:)

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