52 responses

  1. the wicked noodle
    March 13, 2010

    I’m really looking forward to trying your fries! I’ve actually NEVER made them (I know – what the heck is wrong with me ;) but have always wanted to. Have a great day, Elizabeth!
    .-= the wicked noodle´s last blog ..guinness corned beef and cabbage =-.

  2. Divina
    March 13, 2010

    These are incredible. Hoping to try this soon. :D

  3. Jillian
    March 13, 2010

    Those both look awesome!
    .-= Jillian´s last blog ..Sugar Free Butterscotch Cheesecake =-.

  4. Kristi Rimkus
    March 13, 2010

    Thank you! I’m a big fry fan. I’m going to try this with russet and Yukon Gold too. Yum!
    .-= Kristi Rimkus´s last blog ..Happy Hour Friday! Tangy Blue Cheese Fruit and Nut Appetizers =-.

  5. MaryMoh
    March 13, 2010

    Beautiful! I love it. Love the sweet pottao fries….mmmm
    .-= MaryMoh´s last blog ..Sweet Potato And Cajun Roast Stir Fry =-.

  6. Denise @ Creative Kitchen
    March 13, 2010

    Can’t wait to try these sweet potato fries!!! I LOVES SWEET POTATOES (roasted, as fries, whatever…so tasty!!)

    Was in the mood for them last night, but too lazy to roast any, so I shredded 1 sweet potato in my food processor and then skillet fried it with some good evoo, sea salt and pepper. They were pretty tasty!!

    Thanks for sharing….I’m bookmarking these now! ;)
    .-= Denise @ Creative Kitchen´s last blog ..Disney, birthdays & bruschetta =-.

  7. Eliana
    March 13, 2010

    Oh lordy – these sides look finger lickin good :)

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  9. Guilty Kitchens Mom
    March 13, 2010

    You got the broccoli perfect my Dear, now I’m looking forward to having these sweet potatoes fries when I get home. Hard to do any of this without an oven. Plus, thanks for the Fat Book. Your Dad and I are now on a low calorie, low fat diet. I’m using lots of your veggie recipes

  10. Stella
    March 13, 2010

    I could eat these two things for dinner without any protein. They look so good, and the fries really do look crispy. This is really a feat in and of itself as even most restaurants serve greasy, poorly executed sweet potato fries. Nice!

    • Elizabeth
      March 13, 2010

      I’ll tell you a secret Stella, that is what we had for dinner. I was quite satisfied, then again I had a not insignificant amount of chocolate for dessert to make up for any lack of protein. Chocolate has protein right?

  11. Aimee
    March 13, 2010

    These are two of my favorite sides as well and my kids enjoy -hang on to your hat- BOTH of them! I will definitely have to try the aioli.
    A superb supper!
    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..Cooking School: Know Your Knives =-.

  12. jami
    March 13, 2010

    These look great, and I’d like to try them for dinner tomorrow. I’m just confused: did you dip them in egg whites, remove them, and then toss in flour? Or did you actually add the flour TO the egg whites? Thanks in advance!

    • Elizabeth
      March 14, 2010

      Yes Jami! In a large bowl, add the egg whites, whisk until frothy, then add the fries and toss. Then sprinkle all of the fries with the flour and toss again. It should make a nice light coating on the fries. Hope that clears up the confusion!

  13. Gali
    March 13, 2010

    Hum… egg whites. I’ve never tried something like this but it sounds like a great idea.

  14. Amy Kelly
    March 13, 2010

    This looks so delicious and healthy!
    .-= Amy Kelly´s last blog ..My Truffles =-.

  15. Beatrice
    March 14, 2010

    I love sweet potato fries, but the ones I make at home *never* turn out crispy. When you say cooking rack, are you just referring to the wire racks that are usually used for cooling cookies, etc?
    .-= Beatrice´s last blog ..Orzo and Vegetable Salad =-.

  16. Elizabeth
    March 14, 2010


    Yes, just the regular cookie cooling rack is what I meant. Works great!

  17. marguerite
    March 15, 2010

    I’ve been discouraged in the past by the lack of crispiness in homemade baked sweet potato fries… I can’t wait to try these!!
    .-= marguerite´s last blog ..Kale Soup =-.

  18. Tara @ Geek Baker
    March 15, 2010

    O.M.Goodness. I have never thought of using egg whites! I can hardly contain my excitement of the prospect of not settling for slightly soggy discs of sweet potatoes! (Though, I adore those discs. But sometimes I girl just wants a little *crunch*.)

    Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to trying them!
    .-= Tara @ Geek Baker´s last blog ..Upcoming posts…. =-.

  19. sweetooth
    March 15, 2010

    These look Yummo (to steal a line from Rachel Ray)! I too have been in search of a good recipe for making sweet pots at home! Will def give this a try.

  20. Nicole, RD
    March 15, 2010

    I am new to your blog, and wow…so beautiful and I just love the recipes!!! I can’t wait to read more and save more recipes to try! Keep up the good work! :)

  21. Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking
    March 15, 2010

    Oh that looks soo good. I’m so ready for some egg whites experiments in the kitchen!
    .-= Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking´s last blog ..Swedish Home Cooking "Swedish Meatballs" =-.

  22. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction
    March 15, 2010

    Yum… and Yum!! I adore sweet potato fries. The broccoli looks amazing, too. I’ll have this for dinner, please!
    .-= Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction´s last blog ..Chicken Pasta Frittata =-.

  23. Catherine
    March 16, 2010

    Mmmmmm these look so nice! I usually make my sweet potatoes into chunky wedges, but will do it this way next time. Nice photography! :)
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..Mushroom Stuffed Chicken =-.

    • Elizabeth
      March 16, 2010


      I’m guilty of the same thing! I love a good chunky fry, but Mr. Guilty likes the shoestring variety….so I caved!

  24. The Messy Chef
    March 17, 2010

    Love the idea about egg whites. I’ve been doing homemade baked sweet potato fries for a while and they just aren’t as crispy as I’d like them to be. So thanks for the recipe. Love the pictures too.
    .-= The Messy Chef´s last blog ..Apple Crumble (Pie), Revisited and Better Than Ever =-.

  25. Sarah
    April 1, 2010

    Just so you know, Broccoli, Almonds and Sweet Potatoes all have plenty of protein to satisfy requirements. You don’t need meat for protein.

  26. Gillian
    April 18, 2010

    Just made these tonight. AMAZING. I was a little concerned as I looked at the gooey flour covered potatoes, but just as the recipes says a thick coating means crispy fries… and they were super yummy and crispy. I cooked at 425 and broiled for the last 2 minutes. I subbed the curry aïoli for garlic aïoli.

    Garlic Aïoli
    3/4 cup Hellman’s (low fat) mayo
    one clove minced garlic
    fresh lemon juice (according to taste)
    cayenne pepper (according to taste)

  27. Liz
    April 26, 2010

    Sweet potato fries are heavenly. I wish all restaurants carried them in addition to regular fries!

  28. Lisa
    May 6, 2010

    Holy cow, you did it!!!! You achieved crispy sweet potato fries, and WITHOUT added fat! I was skeptical at first since I’ve tried so many different ways to get them crispy and none of them pan out, but THESE DID! I can hardly contain my excitement! Thank you so much for sharing this, I’ve already made them twice and I’m sure I’ll be making them often in the future!

    • Elizabeth
      May 6, 2010

      Ha ha, thanks for trying the recipe! And thanks for letting me know how they turned out too! I love to hear feedback like this…:)

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  30. Angela
    December 7, 2010

    Just made these for dinner. They were so delicious and better than what I ever would have imagined! I think they rival their fried counterparts.

    • Elizabeth
      December 7, 2010

      Thanks for letting me know Angela!

  31. Patty
    January 26, 2011

    Wow! These are delicious. We made a little too many but I doubt there will be any complaints about that. I used cumin, salt, cinnamon and rainbow peppercorns (the latter of the two freshly ground) for my seasoning.

    Thank you for the lighter way of making these. I love sweet potatoes when they are made into savory treats. Forget the sugar and marshmallows when it comes to these pre-sweetened orange gems!

    • Elizabeth
      January 26, 2011

      I gotta agree Patty. I love the savory ways to make sweet potatoes a lot better.

  32. YetiBetiNat
    November 28, 2011

    I am so excited I just found your website (I googled ‘crispy home made sweet potato fries’) One question for you. My cooling racks are cheap ones I got from the dollar store…they are very thing, and well cheap — I am half scared that they may even melt they are so thin (I got two for a dollar) — would I ruin it if I cooked them on cookie sheets? or I have read also that cooking on a pizza stone works. If you have any advice I would appreciate it. Thanks ;-0

    • Elizabeth
      November 29, 2011

      I would try the pizza stone first. It is designed for making things crispy. Baking sheets are poorly designed for making crispy fries, though if you do go that route just make sure there are no overlapping bits. Good luck!

  33. aliza
    May 8, 2012

    Can they be made gluten free? without the flour?

    • Elizabeth
      May 8, 2012

      Try using a gluten free flour, I think Chana (chick pea) would be great, or even rice flour.

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