A Healthy Take on Julienne Fries Day!

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August 12 is Julienne Fries Day!

A julienne cut is when you take a potato, carrot, or other vegetable and slice it into rectangular matchstick-sized pieces. This can be done by using a mandoline slicer or by squaring off the edges of the vegetable into a rectangle, then dividing and slicing into smaller, even rectangles.

In order to celebrate the day in an even healthier way, try using sweet potatoes, which are full of vitamin A, which is beneficial for vision, immune, reproductive, and organ health, as well as growth and development.

Oven Fries

Yield: 6 servings


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Seasonings, as desired


  1. Preheat oven to 475F.
  2. Lightly spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Wash potatoes thoroughly and dry with a paper towel.
  3. Cut potatoes into strips.
  4. Put oil and any seasonings in a zippered plastic bag. Add potatoes and toss to evenly coat.
  5. Spread strips in a single layer on baking sheet and place in preheated oven.
  6. Bake at 475F for 20 minutes.
  7. After 20 minutes, take sheet out of oven and turn potato strips over.
  8. Immediately return sheet to oven and bake at 475F for approximately 15 more minutes.

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