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These easy, 3-ingredient sweet potato fries are cooked in the microwave and grilled for a low-fat alternative to traditional French fries.

Recipe by Southern Living August 2006

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
19 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pierce sweet potatoes several times with tines of a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate; cover with damp paper towels. Microwave at HIGH 6 to 8 minutes or until tender. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel and cut in half lengthwise. Cut into (1/2- x 3-inch) strips. Coat evenly with vegetable cooking spray, and sprinkle evenly with salt.

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  • Coat cold grill cooking grate with cooking spray, place on grill over medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Place potato strips on grate.

  • Grill potatoes, covered with grill lid, for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear on fries.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used an 1,100-watt microwave oven.

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