Fall’s favorite spice, with zing—Pumpkin spice sweet potato fries
I’ve been wanting to make some kind of fall-spiced baked sweet potato fries for at least a month. Finally it was cool enough last week to turn the oven on and experiment. (It’s been 100 degrees for the last 3 days, so I’m glad I made these when I could.)
I took pumpkin spice mix and added some cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, and a tiny bit of smoked salt. These are spicy, sweet, and just a little salty. The perfect snack or side dish, and also would be great on Thanksgiving too.
No need to peel the sweet potatoes, just scrub, then cut into rustic fry shapes. Keep them about the same size and thickness so they cook evenly. If you’re not sure how much heat you want, start with 1/8 teaspoon cayenne. If you’re following the migraine diet, check to make sure your pumpkin pie spice mixture doesn’t contain lemon peel, which can be a trigger.
Make your own pumpkin pie spice
Mix the following dried spices together:
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp cardamon
Store in a clean glass spice jar after mixing them thoroughly.