Recipe courtesy of Tanya Holland

Spicy Sweet Potato Frites

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  • Total: 33 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 3 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 pounds sweet potatoes (4 medium)

2 quarts vegetable or peanut oil, for frying

Spice Blend, recipe follows

Spice blend:

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon ground dried oregano


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/4-inch matchsticks. Heat oil to 300 degrees F. "Blanch" fries for 2 minutes and let cool. Heat oil to 350 degrees F. Fry for 3 minutes, or until fries are brown and rise to the top. Sprinkle with the spice blend.

Spice blend:

  1. Toss all the spices together in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container.

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