I'm the wife of a really great guy who makes me laugh everyday and the mom to three great boys who warm my heart and brighten my world. I really love good food that's good for my body. Healthy food is great, but no one will eat it if it doesn't taste awesome! Join me in the challenge to get our kids to love it, too! I also like to share openly and honestly on my personal blog about my life because I find it cathartic and freeing. Whatever is on my mind that day is pretty much what you'll see as the current post. ;) You can find me at Arlington Mama.

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

So I have kind of gone off the deep end with my diet for the past two weeks, topping it off with way-too-delicious pizza and creamy cookies last night.  In celebration of coming back to my senses, I’m going to share a yummy and healthy recipe with you.  🙂

These are way easy and are our go-to French fry substitute here at the Arlington Mama house.  DE-LI-CIOUS!!  I’d be quite surprised if your kiddos don’t like them, too!


8 small sweet potatoes (or 4 medium; or 2 large)

3 tsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp turbinado sugar (granulated will work, too)

2 tsp paprika



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl add the oil, salt, sugar, and paprika.

Peel and cut up your sweet potatoes into long, skinny fries.

Sweet Potatoes Fries Recipe

I got these sweet potatoes from my produce co-op, and I LOVE them. They’re all different colors, making it a pretty dish, and are oh-so sweet and delicious. I think they make the best fries, but if you can’t find them then any sweet potato or yam will work.

Add the fries to the large bowl and toss them with your hands until all of the fries are covered with the other ingredients.  (Beauty hint: after you’re done tossing, the ingredients make a nice scrub for your hands.  I always rub it around really well and then just rinse, not wash.  It leaves your hands feeling awesome!)

Recipe for Sweet Potato Fries

cut up and tossed

Pour the fries out onto a baking sheet and spread them out as much as possible.

Sweet potatoes fries with olive oil

If they’re too close together, you might want to put them on two separate sheets.

Pop them in the oven for about 16-20 minutes, flipping them midway through.

Serve with catsup or by themselves.  Let me know if you try them and if you love them as much as I do!

oven fried sweet potatoes recipe

Yummy Yummy!


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  1. Cool Playground Mommy 04/13/2011 at 6:16 am

    Thank you for the recipe! I absolutely LOVE sweet potatoe fries!!!

  2. Callie Feyen 04/12/2011 at 3:56 pm

    These look delicious, and I am always trying to get them crispy. Have you ever been to Adega in Silver Spring, MD? They make sweet potatoe fries that look EXACTLY like these!

    • Arlington Mama 04/12/2011 at 4:03 pm

      No, I haven’t been there. I hope these live up to them! I think the key to crispiness is keeping them in the oven for long enough and keeping them from touching each other as much as possible. Let me know how they turn out!

  3. Wendy 04/12/2011 at 3:29 pm

    So excited to try this, I love sweet potato fries, but mine always come out soggy.

    • Arlington Mama 04/12/2011 at 4:05 pm

      I hope you like them, Wendy! Like I told Callie, I think the key to crispiness is keeping them in the oven for long enough and keeping them from touching each other as much as possible. Let me know how they turn out!