• Jack-O-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries

    Say “cheese,” fellas…

    These were amazing in taste and appearance!  The faces did take a bit of time, but I only made enough for my three year old’s plate (and not the adults), so that helped.  I saved the scraps in the Ziploc I keep in the freezer for stir-fry veggies.  Here is the best tip on making these: use pumpkin carving knives!  You know, those little tiny ones that are a dollar or two in the pumpkin carving kits around Halloween time.  The little miniature saw worked so much better than a knife.  I eyeballed all the spices and used a little garlic powder in place of the onion powder.  You can use other oils, but coconut oil will give you the best flavor.

    Jack-O-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries from The Family Kitchen


    • 2 very large sweet potatoes
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (I omitted for the little ones)


    To begin, you’ll need two fat, round sweet potatoes. Look for the biggest ones with the most even girth. Peel the skin from both sweet potatoes. Slice the tip ends from the sweet potato, leaving the thickest part of the middle. Use a sharp knife to cut a small “V” shape in the center of the sweet potato. Slice the sweet potato into 1/8″ thin slices. Use a small, sharp knife to “carve” jack-o-lantern faces into each sweet potato slice.

    Handsome guy…

    Melt the coconut oil and mix with spices in bowl. Coat fries with mixture.  Place the sweet potato fries on a cookie sheet on parchment paper and bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes, or until barely golden brown around the edges.

    They were a hit!

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