By Kelly Bogard

We all know Texas is a large state, and agriculture is a major economic driver. But how many of you knew that Texas is the fifth largest producer of sweet potatoes? Most are grown in Van Zandt County in East Texas. And they taste delicious on my table.

Hot days and warm nights are ideal for growing sweet potatoes. Although it’s neither of those right now, we can still enjoy sweet potatoes in a variety of ways. Because they’re not just a dish we enjoy at Thanksgiving. They’ve grown in popularity, especially for homemade sides like these oven baked sweet potato fries.

For Spicy Sweet Potato Fries you will need…SpicySweetPotatoFries
3 sweet potatoes, washed and dried
2 tbsp. olive or grapeseed oil
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Fries are a weakness of mine. I have rarely found one I don’t enjoy. But by baking these sweet potatoes, it makes for a healthier way to enjoy that weakness. And don’t worry, they can still be crispy, too.

Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. While the oven is heating, slice the potatoes into thin fries. Sweet potatoes are harder than regular potatoes, so be sure to use a sharp knife and watch your fingers.
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Once the fries are cut, place them in a large bowl and drizzle with oil. Set aside.
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In a small bowl, mix together your spices and then sprinkle them over the oiled fries. Toss the fries well by hand to make sure each gets evenly coated with oil and seasoning.
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Spread the seasoned fries out on a lined baking sheet in a single layer. Use two pans if needed to make sure the fries have plenty on room. Bake for 15 minutes. Then, stir to flip them and put them back in to cook for an additional 15 minutes. You can eat them as soon as they are cool enough.
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These fries are pretty versatile, too. I would eat them with everything from eggs with breakfast to a steak for supper. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
SpicySweetPotatoFries
Votes: 5
Rating: 3
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Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut potatoes into strips.
  3. Place potatoes in large bowl.
  4. Dizzle with oil.
  5. Sprinkle and toss with spices to cover everything.
  6. Place in a single layer on a lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Stir and flip.
  9. Return to bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  10. Serve warm.
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Kelly Bogard

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Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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