Baked Old Bay Sweet Potato Fries

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Homemade baked fries have become one of my go-to side dishes.  You can flavor them with whatever spices strike your fancy, have them on the table in less than 20 minutes, and they are pretty hard to mess up!  These oven fries combine a little bit of kick from Old Bay seasoning with a little bit of sweetness from the, you guessed it, sweet potatoes!

What's that delicious wrap-looking-thing in the background?  That would be a Philly Cheesesteak Wrap -- recipe to come later this week!

Now back to the fries...

Baked Old Bay Sweet Potato Fries

Makes: 4-5 servings

4 medium sweet potatoes
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning


Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.  If you haven't figured it out yet, that's my favorite quick-clean-up trick :)

Cut each sweet potato into 4-5 slices, then cut each slice into sticks (about 1/2 inch wide).

TIP:  Leave the skin on for added vitamins and fiber!  If you hate it, just peel the potatoes first.

In a large bowl, combine about 2 tablespoons olive oil with about 2 tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning.  Add the sweet potatoes and toss/stir until all fries are coated with Old Bay goodness.

Transfer the sweet potatoes to your cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

TIP:  If your sweet potatoes are big, you may need to use two baking sheets.  You want them to be in a single layer so they don't "steam" each other. 

After 10 minutes, flip the fries with a spatula.  Return to oven for about 5 minutes, turning on the broiler for the last few minutes to brown the fries.  Test with a fork to make sure they're done -- they shouldn't be crunchy but shouldn't be mushy either.

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