Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries or Finger Chips

Hey everyone, Hope all of you had a great weekend. First of all, my apologies for not making new posts and not catching up on many of your blog posts. I was caught up in something of high priority which kept me busy for a while. So...... Really sorry. Anyways, I'm back now.

Poor hubby dear started to feel a tingle in his throat as the july 4th weekend started. We women have a sixth sense right? So, I suspected it would become something worse than a tingle and cancelled all plans for the weekend.The photography crazy person that he is, he was adament on going to view the fireworks and he took these awesome clicks on saturday.
And Sunday, as I suspected, he came down with a throat infection, cough and fever. He is on the road to recovery now and all is well.

As he recovered , last Saturday , went to the movies. Saw Ice Age- Dawn of the Dinosaur. And in 3D. I've always been a fanatic of animated pics and I absolutely adore the Ice Age series. I mean who wouldn't? It's so much fun and shooo shweeet. Remember Monsters Inc., Ants, Lion King, Toys, Robots ..........and I can go on and on. It was so good to see Manny-the Mammoth have a family. Diego never failed to charm and Sid never failed to make me laugh. If you have not seen it as yet......you are missing something really nice.

Today's recipe is a very simple one. Sweet potato finger fries.
This is an inspiration from the recipe by Ellie krieger from foodnetwork. I have added my own touch to it by adding olive oil and cutting the sweet potatoes into very thin fingers.


1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled (2 medium potatoes)
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more, to taste

  • Preheat the oven to 4oo degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick fingers, and toss with the oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake until the "fries" are tender and crisp, about 18 minutes.
  • Now reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F and bake for another 15-20 mins.You will get nice crisp chips.
  • Season with additional salt, to taste. Serve immediately.

Luv 'n' luc'


  1. Hey Smitha...
    i was thinking why i am not seeing any updates from you!!!
    hope hubby is fine by now...
    Beautiful pictures of the fire works..I can never get such beautiful pictures of fire works..always comes blurred!! :( I enjoy reading your scribblings)
    thanx for sharing such a sweet ,simple and yummy recipe...

  2. Finger fries with sweet potatoes are not at all a bad idea..and looks like a real yummy treat there..

  3. Fries with sweet potato are new to me. They look like must try. Take care and have fun :)

  4. Cool fireworks.. yummy potato fries too@!

  5. Hope your hubby is fine now. Your explaination to the movie is pulling me towards the theatre. Sweet potato finger chips is new to me :)

  6. You have come up with a novel item-inger fries out of sweet potatoes.Will ask my daughter to make some soon.Thanks
    Take care

  7. hi smitha..Even I was away from blogging for quite some time..Because of the seasonal change everyone are facing the same pbm.cold..cough n fever..hmm..take care

  8. sorry forgot to mention...he seen these goodies in so many blogs but never tried with sweet potatoes..need to give a try soon

  9. hey Smitha,
    wishing a speedy recovery to ur hubby.
    Those snaps are beautiful.
    Wow never knew fries can be made with sweet potato, seems interesting, thanks for sharing

  10. Smitha...wish a speedy recovery to your hubby........ :)

  11. Hope your hubby gets well soon!! :) Nice to see you active again! :) Good one!

  12. Never tried finger fies with sweet potatoes..looks tasty..Nice clicks..

  13. Hope you hubby feels better now. Nice fireworks pictures...I have never tried sweet potato fries...they look super delicious :)

  14. looks yum yum yum and crunchy !!

  15. Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery! The sweet potato fries looks delicious! And baked..wow!

  16. sweet potato fries are always a great option

  17. those are beautiful pics of the fireworks. these chips are a regular snack at my place. Looks delicious. Glad ur hubby is better.

  18. wow!beautifu pics ..Thanks for sharing this crispy snack ..Glad to know that ur husband is better ..:)

  19. Hi smitha hope he is recovering now... Beautiful pictures and lovely crispy snack.. Even I am too not in normal blogging routine cos of my kid.. dear.

  20. Those fire work pics are awesome Smitha..n yummy snack..:)

  21. Oh! My wishes for ur hubby to get well soon.
    Enjoyed ur write up... Love those snaps of July 4 th. More over, my sincere thanks for this french fry recipe. I've been looking for this for a long time. Sweet potato chips looks so tempting.

  22. Hi smitha bread is brown in color cos it has the chopped walnuts with skins and the seeds of the banana everything makes the bread slightly brown while baking...

  23. j'adore sweet potato fries! I think I might make these soon, because they're a lot healthier than their cousins. FYI, sweet potatoes are great for diabetics (like my mom).
    I haven't visited your blog in a long time - glad to see the cool, updated look! Will be back more often!

  24. Hi smitha .. The corn bread which i have posted will be moist you can try that recipe..

  25. Looks so yummy and mouthwatering. You got a wonderful cooking sense. May God Bless You.

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