Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
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Author: Skylar Falter, BFBLN Program Coordinator

Yield: Serves 4 - 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, skin on, cut into sticks
  • Cooking Oil - sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, safflower oil, or ghee
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • Other spices: paprika or smoked paprika, chili powder, fresh or dried thyme or rosemary
  • Kale or parsley to garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into sticks (keep the skins on!) ¼ to ½ inch wide and 2 to 3 inches long.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with just enough cooking oil to coat all sides.
  4. Toss with salt, pepper, and any other spices you want to add.
  5. Spread sweet potatoes in a thin layer onto rimmed baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, flip potatoes and bake for another 15 minutes or until tender and crisp in some areas.
  7. If you have fresh kale or parsley, finely chop and add on top of the baked fries as a garnish.
Notes: 

Garlic Lover?  Add minced garlic during the last 10 minutes while the sweet potatoes bake!

 

Alternative recipe idea:  Cut the sweet potatoes into ½ inch cubes and bake the same way.  Serve the sweet potatoes over a bowl of beans and rice or add to your morning eggs.

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