Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jack-O-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries

I saw this recipe posted on the The Family Kitchen and I thought it was the cutest thing.  I was also happy to see something heathly with a Halloween theme.  I sat with my kids and we had so much fun making these.  I used the sharp knife to cut into the sweet potato pumpkins and they used a two pronged fork to pop out  the shapes.  It was definitely time consuming but the result is super cute.  I would suggest maybe using one potato to make jack-o-lanterns and then just make plain "faceless" pumpkins out of the second potato to help speed up the process.


2 very large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne


Prehat oven to 400 degrees F.  Choose sweet potatoes that are round and fat and are fairly even all around.  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. Put "jack-o-lanterns", olive oil and spices in plastic ziploc bag.  Place the sweet potato fries on a cookie sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes, or until barely golden brown around the edges.

Carve "v" shape arcross the  top of your sweet potato
Slice 1/8" thick to make little pumpkin shapes
With a sharp paring knife cut out a Jack-O-Lantern face on each pumpkin slice
Toss in a bag with oil and spices and lay flat on a greased cookie sheet
Bake at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes until just starting to get golden brown on edges


  1. Cute and so creative! These look fun to make :)

  2. How cute, when I made mine yesterday I just cut them like regular fries.

  3. Are you interested to participate my October's Halloween Party? See the event link here

    What you need to do is just link it in your blog. Hope to see your entry soon :)


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