Five-Ingredient Fridays: Japanese-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

Homemade sweet potato fries are the best. They are easy to make and a great side dish in a weeknight meal. I usually toss together sliced sweet potatoes with a bit of olive oil, salt, and garlic (of course), but I wanted to try a new flavor combination this week. Here was my latest creation:

Japanese Spiced Sweet Potato Fries | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

These fries are flavored with two types of Japanese spices and seasonings. To give the fries some sweet flavor, I added furikake, a rice seasoning made with bits of seaweed and toasted sesame seeds. If you haven’t flavored cooked rice with furikake before, you must give it a try. I can usually find a small jar of furikake in Asian supermarkets for $2 to $3. I also wanted to give the fries a spicy kick, so I sprinkled a pinch of shichimi togarashi, a hot pepper mix that you can usually find in Japanese restaurants.

Japanese Seasonings

The fries tasted amazing! I don’t know why it took me so long to flavor them with these ingredients. Give them a try this weekend!

Japanese Spiced Sweet Potato Fries | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Japanese-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
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Tasty sweet potato fries with Japanese seasonings.
Recipe type: Sides, Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 3
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 TBS furikake (Japanese rice seasoning)
  • 1/2 tsp shichimi togarashi (Japanese hot pepper mix)
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the sliced sweet potatoes, olive oil, and salt together.
  3. Bake the fries for about 25-30 minutes.
  4. Remove the fries from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle the furikake and shichimi togarashi on top of the fries.
  5. Enjoy!
Ingredients in furikake: sesame seed, salt, sugar, and seaweed [brand used: Nori Komi Furikake]
Ingredients in shichimi togarashi: red pepper, roasted orange peel, black sesame seeds, yellow sesame seeds, Japanese pepper, seaweed, ginger [brand used: House Foods]

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    • LisaLisa says

      Hi Ben!! I’m so glad you are liking the recipes. Let me know if there is anything in particular that you want to see on here, and I’ll work on it!


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