Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

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As usual, I am the only one in my family who likes sweet potatoes.  When I want one, I usually just bake one for myself but I decided that the rest of the family was going to try ONE MORE TIME to eat a sweet potato.  I found this recipe and decided that they might eat them if they were spicy.  Unfortunately, I was wrong.  I loved them!  They wouldn’t eat them because “it tastes like sweet potatoes”.  Well, d’uh!  I give up.


Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

3 sweet potatoes, cut into fries
2 tbsps vegetable oil
1 pkg. taco seasoning (3 tbsps.)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 425º.

Combine all ingredients in a zip lock bag and mush around until potatoes are well coated.

Spread fries out in a single-layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes, turn, and continue  baking for 15-20 minutes or until crisp. If you cut your fries thinner, they will cook faster so be sure to keep and eye on them.

Happy Cooking!


Streusel Sweet Potatoes

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These are so good but they are SWEET so if you don’t like your sweet potato casserole that sweet, this probably won’t be your favorite recipe.  We decided that it tastes like sweet potato pie filling without the crust ~ YUM!

I use a large can of sweet potatoes and subbed in Splenda.

Sorry about the lousy picture ~ they really are delish although the picture would not lead you to believe that!


Streusel Sweet Potatoes

6 medium sweet potatoes, about 3 pounds
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter, softened

Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water to cover, 30-40 minutes or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash potatoes.

Combine mashed sweet potatoes, sugar and next 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2 quart casserole.

Combine brown sugar and remaining ingredients; sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Serves 6-8

Happy Cooking!