Fiendish Fries

prepared by and photo by Emily S. Downs

Want your kids to eat sweet potatoes? There are cookie cutters for every season, holiday and occasion out there. Give these a whirl… Not all sweet potatoes are orange either. As you can see from this photo. Not only are they sweet… but full of Vitamin B6, C, D, Iron and Magnesium.

Size: makes about 36

4-6 large sweet or baking potatoes
Halloween cookie cutters
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Coarse sea salt or kosher salt


Preheat oven to 400F. Scrub potatoes clean and leave peel on. Slice lengthwise into 1/4″ slabs. Place in a bowl of cold water to keep moist and prevent discoloration.

Press out shapes with cookie cutters; if it’s hard to press cutter through potato slab, tap with a rolling pin (I had to do this).

Pat shapes dry with a paper towel, brush with olive oil, and place on a nonstick baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning shapes once and checking frequently, until crisp on the outside and lightly browned around the edges. Serve immediately.

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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ


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