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Sprouts in the Hood

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt

This simple recipe can be served as a healthy appetizer or meal.  It includes sweet (sweet potato), spicy (chipotle peppers) and cool (Greek yogurt) flavors that make a perfect taste combination.   I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Sweet Potato Fries
Ingredients for Baked Potato Fries:

Sweet Potatoes, cut lengthwise
Oil, to coat
Smoked chipotle peppers, dried and ground (smoked paprika would work too)
Sea Salt

Ingredients for topping:

Plain Greek yogurt
Roasted pepitas "sunflower seeds"


Wash and slice sweet potato length wise.
Coat with oil.
Sprinkle on the sea salt and ground chipotle peppers.
On a baking sheet, roast sliced potatoes with skin at 400 degrees.
Turn slices around ever 5 minutes or so until browned on all sides.
Garnish with yogurt and pepitas "sunflower seeds."


  1. Your sweet potato fries look fantastic!
    I read that you traveled to india and discovered your love of sprouts through your host family.
    I am looking for programs through which I can travel to India or Thailand to study the culinary culture, and do a home stay as well. Do you know of any?

    Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul

  2. Hi Jenne, Thank you for your compliment --- --- i was fortunate to have a friend living over there, so I learned a lot about cooking through observation. You can learn a lot about spices when you visit old delhi --- There is a section called "The Spice Market". This is an endless road of spice shops with every type of spice imaginable. Good luck ---- sounds like an an amazing culinary adventure.