Low Fat Sweet Potato Fries

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Low Fat Sweet Potato Fries
Low Fat Sweet Potato Fries

I confess I love everything that is fried though sometimes we have to look for low fat options to serve to our family, and this Labor Day weekend is a good time to serve this sweet potato fries with juicy grilled burgers or hot dogs. Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, nutritious, a good source of vitamin A and beta-carotene. This recipe is very easy and quick here the details.


  • 4 medium size sweet potatoes peeled and cut in thick slices
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of raw sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper

Preparation time: 20 minutes. This recipe serves 4- 6 guests. Approximate cost per cup $0.50 cents depending on your local market ingredients cost. You will need a peeler, chef’s knife, a cutting board, and a baking sheet.

How to cut sweet potato slices
How to cut sweet potato slices

Start by cleaning your sweet potatoes, wash well, remove any dirt, you can wash with soap. Then peel using a potato peeler. Using a chef’s knife and a cutting board cut the sweet potatoes in thick slices. It is recommended to use a thick cut since after they cook they become very soft so it is recommended to cut thicker slices so that the consistency of the sweet potato will be better to the taste.

How to condiment the Sweet Potato Fries
How to condiment the Sweet Potato Fries

Then place the sweet potato slices in a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, season with sugar on the raw, salt and pepper. Be careful not using too much oil to avoid soggy sweet potato fries. Turn on the oven and grill using low temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. You will know the sweet potato fries are ready when caramelized.

Sweet Potato Fries out of the oven
Sweet Potato Fries out of the oven

Serve as a side or eat alone. I am sure your family and you will love the sweet and smokey flavor.

Low Fat Sweet Potato Fries
Low Fat Sweet Potato Fries

Happy Labor Day Weekend!


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Paula -Growing Up Bilingual

Love sweet potato fries, they are my favorite but have never made them at home. Really need to give these a try! 🙂

Deena kakaya

I’d never thought of adding sugar, in going to give these a whirl xx

Tempting Spoon

This would be the perfect snack now! I adore sweet potatoes! A very tasty alternative to the deep fried ones.

Shut Up and Cook

I’m with you…I’m all about the fried foods, in fact, I sometimes think that if I didn’t eat french fries alone I would lose 10 lbs! All things in moderation..including moderation!


In the meantime though, these look like a great option and I adore sweet potatoes so bonus there. Thanks for the inspiration!

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