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Sweet Potato Fries with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Sweet Potato Fries

A tasty side dish or appetizer!

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  • 1 1/2 pounds/750 g sweet potatoes, peeled, cut in half crosswise, then cut into 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) slices and finally into 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) strips (to resemble fries) 750 g
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil 30 mL
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 5 mL
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 2 mL

Cajun Dipping Sauce

  • 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream 175 mL
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana hot sauce 15 mL
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced


  • Heat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place potatoes in large bowl. Drizzle canola oil over sweet potatoes and toss gently, set thoroughly to coat. Sprinkle with paprika and black pepper and toss gently.
  • Arrange sweet potatoes in single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes or until beginning to richly brown.
  • Serve immediately for peak flavor and texture.

Yield: 6 servings | Serving size: 1/2 cup (125 mL) fries, 2 tablespoons (30 mL) sauce

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 140 Total Fat 5 g Saturated Fat 0.5 g Cholesterol 5 mg Carbohydrates 20 g Fiber 2 g Protein 3 g Sodium 260 mg Potassium 403 mg

Source: Nancy Hughes

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