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Sweet Potato Fries

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I suppose, technically, that these are “Yam Fries,” but that has a bit of an odd ring to it. Anyways, yay! Sweet potato fries! These are yummy, they’re healthy, & they’re really, really easy. They show up on some restaurant menus as a specialty, & I’ve really no idea why. You should make them tonight!

What you’ll need:
2-3 yams (I usually figure about one per person, so feel free to adjust as needed!)
seasoned salt (although a bit of regular salt will do if it’s all you have)
cinnamon
oil

How to do it:
01 Peel the yams & then chop into fries of desired thickness. You’ll need a reasonably large knife to do this – yams can be a bit tough to cut.
02 Place into a large bowl; toss with olive oil. Make sure there’s a bit on every fry.
03 Toss fries with seasoned salt & cinnamon; perhaps two teaspoons of each.
04 Cover a cookie sheet with foil. Evenly spread fries on sheet; toss a bit more cinnamon on top.
05 Bake at 400° for about 30 minutes, or until desired crispiness. 2-3 times during the baking process, flip fries so they bake evenly.

» Be sure to stick around while they bake – they can burn pretty easily. Don’t panic if you see brown bits on your fries; it doesn’t mean they’re burnt. You’ll know the difference between those & actual burnt pieces – those are an obvious black. Adjust times & temperature as needed.

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Author: Sarah

I'm Sarah Amazing: 32. Teen librarian. Feminist. Fangirl. Nerdfighter. Ohioan. Happily entwined.

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