4. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Who doesn't love fries? Here's a healthier alternative to the traditional deep-fried fries, made from gorgeous sweet potatoes. It's accompanied by a spicy apricot sauce to dip the fries into – you can, of course, leave that out if you prefer and use the sauce of your choice.


3 sweet potatoes (12 to 14 ounces each), peeled, cut into narrow wedges

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1‑1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Spicy Apricot Dipping Sauce:

1 cup apricot jam

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


Heat oven to 450°F. Gently toss potatoes, oil, salt and pepper in large bowl until potatoes are evenly coated. Divide potatoes between two large cookie sheets or jelly-roll pans. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve hot with sauce.

Dipping Sauce:

Melt jam in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in orange juice, mustard and red pepper. Purée sauce in food processor or with immersible mixer.

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