Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

10 Jun

Serves 6 -8

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Some like it hot and you happen to be one of those people.  From eggs to pizza, everything you cook gets kicked up a notch (or two).  So it made sense that you’d add some heat to sweet potatoes.  Surprisingly, instead of burning your mouth off, the sweet and spice created a savory harmony.  It was a match made in Heaven—and you were still able to satisfy your fiery habit.


2 lb. sweet potatoes or yams

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. chili powder

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Sea salt & cracked pepper


Preheat oven to 425.

Using a mandolin or knife, slice potatoes into fries.  Place fries in a large mixing bowl and coat with rest of ingredients.  Place seasoned fries in a single layer on a cookie sheet.  Let bake in oven for 30 minutes, or until cooked to a golden crisp.  At 15 minutes, flip potatoes.

Just you and your honey for a romantic evening?  Quarter the recipe.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO:  Spices carry some potent health powers. Cumin is bursting with more iron than any other spice. Loaded with Vitamin A, paprika makes your eyes, bones and immune system strong. Chili powder keeps you satiated and your cravings at bay.  And the phytochemical capsaicin in cayenne lowers your risk of diabetes.

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11 Responses to “Spicy Sweet Potato Fries”

  1. yumyumyummers June 11, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    looks delish. i like to add a chipotle kick to sweet potato fries. yummers.

  2. Kate September 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    I love these! Scott and I are making them for our mini-bbq in our apartment tonight with the black bean burgers 🙂

  3. foodiloveyou September 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Yay, Kate! How’d they turn out? What a great idea to bring the BBQ inside with all the rain!

  4. Kate September 10, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    They were delicious! Love the black bean burgers also! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes 🙂

  5. foodiloveyou September 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    That’s awesome they turned out great, Katie. I’m so happy you enjoyed your meal! Hugs & Kisses to you and Scott from Kris and me!


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