Sweet Potato Fries (Baked)…and simply delicious!
I guarantee if you try these…you will not go back to deep fried again!
They are salty-sweet, crunchy, and spicy… if you so dare and have now become my favorite snack.
These fries are easy to make and require fewer cooking steps because they’re baked rather than fried.
Sweet potato fries pack a nutritional punch, too.
Did you know that one baked sweet potato contains over twice the amount of vitamin A you need for the day (source: Whole Foods).
Sweet potatoes are complex carbohydrates that contain protein, so you can eat to your heart’s content. (literally) 😉
Another great point is that you can eat an entire sweet potato (or two) of fries and you will not feel hungry or tired an hour later.
Yep! tis true!
Don’t we need a food that not only tastes great but is good for you?
Have you tried baked Sweet potato fries yet?
- 2 Sweet potatoes.
- Sprinkle of Corn starch (optional)
- 2 tablespoons of Olive oil.
- Sprinkle of cayenne pepper or your choice of spice....ie: garlic salt/powder, paprika, curry powder
- Salt and pepper to your taste
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and peel and slice the sweet potatoes into shoestring pieces Try to cut them into similarly sized pieces so the fries will bake evenly.
- Toss the uncooked fries into a plastic bag containing the oil and spices
- Mix/shake to distribute evenly ...if using corn starch to aid in separation (and for added crispness) make sure it is mixed with no visible "white".
- Add the fries directly onto a aluminum foil baking sheet that you have sprayed with a cooking spray.
- Arrange fries in a single layer without touching each other or they will not get crisp.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the fries so they can cook on all sides. (tongs work great for this chore)
- Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, or until the fries are crispy. It is ok if the edges are a little bit brown.
- I like to make shorter fries by slicing the potatoes and then cutting each slice into a "fry"