My friend, Cara, and I are slightly obsessed with sweet potato fries, and well, fries in general. Recently we dined with a group of friends in a quaint patio restaurant at a winery in Temecula, where duck fat fries were the specialty. Naturally we wanted to sample all of the flavors on the menu…there were 7 flavors. It was only slightly embarrassing when the manager came out to take our picture. Apparently we were the first people in history to order all the flavors at once!
As much as I love eating real fries on cheat days, these Cajun baked sweet potato fries taste just as good as the greasy ones. And with these ones you get to avoid the fry-induced bellyache.
1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch long slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
⅛ teaspoon onion powder
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
⅛ teaspoon Dried Oregano
⅛ teaspoon Dried Thyme
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Peel and thinly slice the sweet potato into French fries. Toss the fries with the olive oil and spices. Spread over the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes, turning twice. Continue to bake until golden. Cool before serving. Enjoy!