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Asian Sweet Potato Fries

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 4


    • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled
    • vegetable oil cooking spray
    • 1 Tbsp Chinese five-spice powder seasoning (available in the Asian section of most supermarkets)
    • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup plum sauce for dipping


With a sharp knife, cut sweet potatoes into strips 3 to 4 inches long and 1/4-inch thick. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and spread fries on it in one layer. Spray them lightly with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, stir together seasoning and sugar. Sprinkle this mixture on the fries, tossing gently. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 55 minutes, until fries are soft. Serve with plum sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Sweet Potato Fries 
Serving Size 
Amount Per Serving 1/4 of recipe
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 19g
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 220%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 2
Meat 0
Fruit 0
Vegetable 0
Milk 0
Fat 0
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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