Wednesday, December 2, 2009

One Potato, Two Potato, Sweet Potatoes Galore. . . .

Everybody in the Cincinnati area is talking about White Castle Sweet Potato Fries. . . .

If you want to read my take on them go here, if not continue on for a tradition of sweet potato fries inspired by healthy eating.

Gin's Baked Sweet Potato Fries

3 medium sweet potatoes
Chinese Five Spice, to taste
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon Virgin Olive Oil

(1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Put your baking pan in oven to also preheat.  (2) Peel and slice sweet potatoes in thick fries. (3)  Coat fries in olive oil.  Mix fries with Chinese Five Spice, salt and pepper.  (4)  Remove heated baking pan and spray with cooking spray and add fries in a single layer.  (5)  Cook until tender crisp (for my oven it was 25 minutes) and then turn broiler on and brown fries for 3 minutes each side.  (6)  ENJOY!

This cooking method is "perfect" for sweet potato fries.  They are tender crisp and quite fresh and mouth watering.  You lose none of the outstanding nutritional value that sweet potatoes offer and they are a great value for your grocery dollar.   What more could you ask for? A dipping sauce?  The combination of the aromatic Chinese Five Spice, salt, pepper and olive oil has such a flavorful twist; you won't miss the dipping sauce. I promise!

These fries are a blank canvas for your culinary creativity and taste for different spices. You could coat them in a Spicy Stir Fry mix, an Oriental Blend, or a Hunan Sweet and Sour Blend.  Your spice cabinet is the limit!

Quite possibly you might like your sweet potatoes fried, and in that case if you have a White Castle in your area, I do suggest that you give them a try.


  1. Wish we had White Castle's here, but I really like your take on sweet potato fries. I bet the five spice powder really puts them over the top.

  2. That is crazy that they have sweet potato fries.

  3. Sweet potato fries are my favorite, Gin!! I didn't know White Castle had them now...I am definitely hitting 'em up soon! Your sidebar additions look really good :)

  4. I know these fries...they are gorgeous. I have done 'fries' with a Tsp of oil. It totally makes me go crazy when these come out lovely and sin free. I got super excited upon seeing a fellow ' frier'. I will try these with sweet potatoes. Looks devilishly charming :)

  5. YUM - your fries look so perfectly crispy! I love your Chinese 5 spice addition too!

  6. Ha and YUM, I was just telling my friends new polish girlfriend about these, could not believe she had not had them yet, so I am going to make them, but send your post to her!

    So thanks for this...

  7. White Castle reminds me of Burgerville. They have sweet potato fries as well. They are locally owned and use local ingredients on their menus.

  8. you should not publish these pictures! they are too inviting!!! i would eat the computer right now!
    wish you a seet day,

  9. Gin, your post has convinced me to give this one more try. I'm never able to get sweet potato fries crisp. Mine have wonderful flavor but no spine. I'll give your recipe a try and see what happens.

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