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Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Nutritious sweet potatoes add subtle flavor to these extra-crunchy fries. With the tasty mayo-chutney dip, this super side could double as a party appetizer! —Kelly McWherter, Houston, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large sweet potato (14 ounces), peeled
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons mango chutney
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • Dash salt
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley, optional


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and water. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, cayenne and pepper. Cut sweet potato into 1/4-in. strips. Add to egg mixture, a few at a time, and toss to coat. Add to the crumb mixture, a few at a time; seal bag and shake to coat.
  • 2. Arrange potato strips in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; drizzle with oil. Bake at 450° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, turning occasionally.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chutney, curry powder and salt. If desired, sprinkle parsley over fries. Serve with mango chutney mayonnaise. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 365 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 763mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.

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carollm User ID: 256994 259590
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2017

"These are delicious! I found that they baked faster than the recipe suggested. I turned them every 5 minutes and they came out perfectly. I'll make them again."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 252631
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"These came out perfect. I shortened the cooking time by about 5 min because they were done."

LorraineT200 User ID: 801487 232281
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2015

"Very Good - a little different than restaurant style Sweet-Potato fries."

hilly11 User ID: 6281669 215289
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"This is the sweet potato fries recipe I have been searching for!!! I had almost given up on a good homemade sweet potato fry, all the recipes I had made for them always turned out soggy :( These were delicious and perfect amount of crispy on the outside!!! YUMMMMMM"

sddeck User ID: 7279512 85001
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"I use Panko crumbs and love this recipe for the potatoes - delish!!"

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 109804
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"easy to make and the Parmesan cheese really adds to the flavor. I cook mine for about 5 minutes less than the recommended time and they're fantastic."

lmalaschak User ID: 1368493 109803
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Next time I want to figure out a way to get the breading to stick a bit better. Great flavors!"

HopMomof3 User ID: 5803661 155986
Reviewed May. 5, 2011

"Everyone likes them, a good way to introduce sweet potatoes into everyday menus."

StacyLF User ID: 4936496 139161
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"This is a great way to fix Sweet Potatoes! My husband will even eat them when I make these fries. Definitely a must try."

pjpete User ID: 3727244 141003
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"We really like this alot, and it was easy to make. Kids eat sweet potatoes this way."

ss_kory User ID: 2170285 89490
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"Our family loved these fries!! I added a little bit of seasoning salt to the coating ingredients and we dipped them in a dressing/dip combination made by Kraft called pure Kraft Barbeque Ranch.....yum yum!!!"

slperry114 User ID: 3335093 155985
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"A great recipe!! I find that the sauce is what really makes these fries stand-out. You can use other sauces (ranch, honey mustard, etc.) and the mango chutney is not something you normally keep in your pantry, but, it really brings out the flavor of the fries.

Also, for a lighter version, I use egg substitute instead of eggs and light mayo. You'll never taste the difference!"

huskraz User ID: 4855849 78529
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"I love sweet of course I loved these! I could have eaten them all. Healthier than regular french fries too. I make the oven baked fries for my family, again healthier option."

EclecticNature User ID: 3629048 207875
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"My husband and I love the blend of flavors of this recipe. We make the sweet potatoes in medallion sliced instead of like fries. It is much easier that way."

JesPoe User ID: 4189509 84989
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"I loved these fries!! I did not make the mango sauce, however, because I did not have any mango chutney. My family just dipped them in ranch, and they were delicious."

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