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In the Kitchen with Wild Will- Sweet Potato Fries

wildmanwill84 May 4, 2014

In the Kitchen with Wild Will

Sweet Potato Fries

Look let’s just start this off with some honest talk. If you don’t love French Fries we can’t be friends. We all love them, look you know you do. Stop pretending but at least now you can eat them without guilt.

I’m sure we all have seen many Sweet Potato Fries recipes out there before. Usually they involved soaking them in olive oil and baking them which 10253368_10101840243174988_1647482849_ndoesn’t give the any kind of crunch. Usually it’s just a soggy mess and what the heck is the point of that? Or you have seen them in the frozen section of your grocery store. Have you read the ingredients? It’s basically frozen fast food fries. No thank you, I’m all trying to be all shredded over here.  Like you I was just about to give up until….until I thought well wait why not just recreate the deep fry process? EUREKA!! At that point Wild Will’s Sweet Potato Fries were born.

Here we go but first a disclaimer. Yes you can use other potatoes for this recipe; however sweet potatoes are the ideal given their nutrient density. However subbing in red potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes won’t destroy you.

This recipe is made with two large sweet potatoes


2 Large Peeled sweet potatoes

1 TBSP Salt

1 TBSP Pepper

1 TBSP Paprika

1 TBSP Season All Salt (optional)

For those of you who like a little more spice or kick to your food feel free to add spices like chipotle peppers or chives.

Grape Seed Oil/Coconut Oil


1) Peel potatoes

2) Cut sweet potatoes into decided size and shape. I personally go with standard fry but for you fancy types out there waffle, square cut or round is 10270156_10101840422325968_32950446_nacceptable.

3) Pour Coconut or Grape Seed Oil in skillet about ½ inch high

4) Turn burner to highest setting

5) Place your cut up fries in a large mixing bowl and add in all species. Mix with your hands to spread the species around evenly.

6) Using tongs place half the fries into the skillet. Careful it’s hot. Let them sizzle around till desired taste. If you want crispy keep them in for about 6 to 8 minutes mixing them around with a spoon.

7) Once at desired crisp pull skillet off the stove and using a spoon place the fries into a colander to drain out all excess fat. Put skillet back on the stove and repeat with the remaining fries.

8) Let fries cool a bit and then serve.

Simple, easy, healthy and tasty!!! I personally make mine daily as they do not last well in the fridge for a few days. It’s best to eat them fresh.

Macros are real simple here

2 large sweet potatoes which equates to about 2 cups; I eat 1 cup at a time.                                                                                   1481386_10101840317585868_752702642_n

Calories 114

Carbs 27

Protein 2.1

Fat 0.1

As far as the fat goes I add about 5 grams of fat to the fries per cup since I drain away all the excess fat.

The perfect side to any meal; take that plain old brown rice!

Now go and make your fries and report back what you guys and gals think.

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