My Oh My, Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

I used to hate sweet potatoes. My sister and I would scoff at the orange tater when my mom would serve it at dinner. Sometimes we need extra time to develop our taste buds.

I’ll never forget the moment I realized sweet potatoes were delicious. Ryan and I were on a hot date to Boston Market in college and ordered the sweet potato casserole as one of his sides.

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Sweet Potato Casserole (Picture from jbarhtexasfoods.com)

Ryan offered me a bite and I promptly told him I hated sweet potatoes. He encouraged me to try them several times. Eventually I became intrigued by the streusel topping and gooey marshmallows and gave in.

Wow-zaa! This casserole was amazing!!! For a while I had to doctor up my sweet potatoes with cinnamon and brown sugar, but these days I enjoy the tasty tater all by itself.

At dinner tonight sweet potatoes (in the form of cinnamon sweet potato fries) stole the show. I began by cutting a sweet potato into strips and soaking it in cold water for 20 minutes. Apparently this helps the fries become crispy when baked in the oven (not sure if I believe this).

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Soaking Fries

I then tossed the fries in some olive oil before spreading them out on a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprinkling them with cinnamon. After baking in the oven at 450 degrees for approximately 15 minutes, I flipped the fries and baked them for an additional 5 minutes until they were crispy and fragrant. Yum!

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

While I was making the fries and roasting some yellow squash, my meat man grilled up some teriyaki chicken to add some protein to our meal.

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Baked Fries

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Squash, Ready for Roastin'

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My Plate

Dinner was easy and yummy! Not a bad combo if you ask me.

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Tasty

What’s your favorite way to eat potatoes? Yes, French fries count. :)

Comments

  1. says

    This is my type of meal! Your fries look super delish!!

    I like to cut my potatoes in big chunks and just roast em… Or just a plain baked tater is yum too. You cant go wrong! :)

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  2. says

    Hard question! I love kettle chips, but I love mashed potatoes, too! I totally crave sweet potato casserole from this gross southern buffet restaurant my friends and I used to go to in high school, haha.

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  3. Fresh and Fit says

    I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes too! I season mine with both cinnamon and paprika…. O soo good!

    does soaking them in water really help with the crispiness or is it just a waste of time?

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    • peanutbutterfingers says

      ehhh i’m really not sure! They turned out relatively crispy, but i didn’t notice a huge difference. if i have the time, i’ll soak ‘em first… if not then i don’t worry about it. also, i love the idea of adding paprika to the fries! thanks!

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  4. Megan says

    Sprinkle them with corse sea salt also! My hubby and I love them. You can find a jumbo bag of pre cut sweet tators, sprinkle with cinamon and salt. YUMMOLICIOUS!!!

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