Looking for an easy last minute dish for the holidays?
You can make these Sweet Potato Fries in the oven after you take the turkey out to rest.
Or you can skip the turkey…. These are so good I would be happy with just a big plate all to myself.
Seriously, they’re like candy – but not the (sickeningly) sweet, marshmallow topped casseroles someone (who shall remain nameless) likes.
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Sweet Potato Fries
These are always a hit: a bit crisp on the outside from the caramelized sugars; like warm, creamy, sweet pudding on the inside….
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Sides
- Method: Oven
- 2 medium (14oz, 420gr) sweet potatoes
- 1 1/2 tbs olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Slice potatoes in half the short way, then each half into 8 wedges.
- Put oil into a large bowl, add potatoes and toss, coating thoroughly.
- Arrange potatoes on baking sheet and bake at 400F for 30 minutes.
- You can turn once if you like to fuss but I don’t bother.
- When done remove from pan and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper if you choose and serve.
How many wedges you cut will depend on the size of the sweet potato – and your own preference.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 271
- Sugar: 8.8 g
- Sodium: 1295.5 mg
- Fat: 10.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 42.3 g
- Fiber: 6.3 g
- Protein: 3.3 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries
If you want something a bit fancier: Pommes Anna, with variations.
What’s your favorite part of the big Turkey Day Dinner?
The food? The people? Football? (Is there still football?)
One of my aunts would never miss watching the Macy’s parade on tv… Do they still do that?
My first husband’s family held a penny-ante poker marathon after dinner which was always fun.
My sister’s in-laws were more into serious napping.
My mother tried for years to keep my nephews from starting to eat before all the food was on the table – and finishing before she had her first bite. She eventually won that war.
My favorite part when I was a child were the ‘relish trays’ that were only on the table for big dinners. These were small dishes filled with carrot sticks with dip, stuffed celery sticks, plus a variety of little pickles and olives. They were put on the table early and usually empty by the time we sat down to eat.
There was always a bit of good-natured arguing but never serious or political. It was the middle of deer-hunting season so there were more important things to talk about. And sno-mobile season was about to start.
It was fun and exhausting.
I’m not sure if it would be possible any longer. There would have to be rules…. I don’t like it when there has to be rules in order to have a pleasant gathering.
If you are gathering, I hope it’s pleasant.