Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

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Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Fries - oven-baked, crispy and full of flavour.

Do you guys love sweet potato fries? I have my moments of loving them, but I’m not going to lie, I have a hard time turning down a good classic fry - so I have them so rarely. But, these Indian Spiced ones might be giving the classic French Fry a run for there money! Plus these fries are baked so you really don’t need to feel as guilty as you would eating a big batch of deep-fried ones.

The wonderful Indian flavour combination on these fries work perfectly on the sweet potatoes. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy - maybe all fries should be coated in yummy spices! Actually, that was a thing at McDonald's when I was a kid - ShakeIt Fries (or something like that). I remember making a special trip just to try them - you basically got your fries, a little package of seasoning, and a bag to shake them all together in. I don’t know if they were actually good or I really just enjoyed the experience, but they must not have been all that popular because they disappeared from the menu pretty quickly.

So bring back the much improved, adult version of ShakeIt fries - it’s the perfect healthy version of an indulgent treat!

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prep time 20 minutes

cook time 40 minutes

total time 1 hour

servings 4

Ingredients

6 small sweet potatoes

3 tbsp butter

3 tbsp oil

1 tsp brown sugar

2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp salt + more to finish

1/2 tsp pepper

cilantro to finish

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450. Clean then slice your sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch fries then put into a large bowl and drizzle with melted butter and oil. - toss to coat.

In a small bowl combine brown sugar, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, salt + pepper. Sprinkle the spices over the sweet potatoes then toss until evenly coated.

Lay fries in a single layer over 2 large baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes then flip and bake another 15-20 or until they are crispy. Remove from the oven and sprinkle immediately with additional salt + cilantro.

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