Skinny sweet potato “fries”

Easy to make, healthy and incredibly tasty.
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Recipe from: 14 October 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 25 min


  • 2
    medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • Cooking oil
  • Sea Salt or Smoked Salt
  • Freshly ground black Peppercorns
Servings: Change Serving


Pre-heat your oven to 220ºC.

Wash the sweet potatoes, but don’t peel them.

Using a large, sharp knife, cut the tips of the sweet potato off, then cut them in half lengthwise. Continue to cut them lengthwise until you have strips that are between 5 and 10mm thick.

Drizzle with your preferred oil and then season with salt & pepper. With your hands, lightly toss the fries to make sure that they are all covered in the oil.
Spread the fries on a flat baking tray and place on the top rack of the pre-heated oven.

Bake for 20 minutes, giving the fries a good shake just after midway.

Once the fries are soft, turn on the oven’s grill/broiler to high and cook for another couple of minutes. Be careful not to burn the fries, you just want to scorch them slightly. There is a fine line between charred and cremated – so keep an eye on them!

Place the cooked fries on some adsorbent kitchen paper to drain momentarily and then serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted with permission of The Muddled Pantry. To see more recipes, please click here.

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