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Sweet Potato Fries with Walnuts, Brown Sugar, & Sweet Chili Sauce

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These sweet potato fries are not your ordinary french fry dish... They're baked, and topped with a crazy but DELICIOUS combination of walnuts, brown sugar, and sweet chili sauce! It sounds a little strange, but trust me on this one!

Sweet Potato Fries with Walnuts, Brown Sugar, & Sweet Chili Sauce

  • Yield: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cooking Time: 25 hr


  • 4- 6 medium sweet potatoes, uniform
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp paprika (optional)
  • chopped walnuts, about ¼ cup
  • brown sugar, about 3-4 TBS
  • sweet chili sauce, about 2-3 TBS


  1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a large baking sheet with (high oven temp safe) parchment paper, or a silicone mat.
  2. Peel potatoes. Using a large sharp knife, first cut potatoes lengthwise. Then with the flat side of the potato down, cut into strips, about ¼ wide. Then cut those pieces once more if size allows. The more uniform your fries are, the more even they will bake.
  3. Place fries in a large bowl or plastic storage bag, coat with olive oil and spices, and mix well. (I used a plastic bag and shook fries to get them evenly coated.)
  4. Spread the fries on prepared baking sheet, in one single even layer.
  5. Bake fries on one side for 12-15 minutes, then flip the fries and bake for another 10-12 minutes, until fries are lightly golden.
  6. Once fries have cooled, about 5 minutes, layer on walnuts, brown sugar, and drizzle with sweet chili sauce. Serve warm and enjoy!

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If serving a large crowd, I'd suggest doubling up on the potatoes and adjust toppings to your liking!

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