Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving!  They are an antioxidant-rich source of vitamins A, C and B6, iron, potassium, and fiber, that are delicious to boot =)

At my house, we love sweet potato fries.  We do some sweet and some spicy.

Ready for the oven!

Here’s what you do:

1.  Wash and scrub your sweet potatoes, then peel if desired.  We leave the skin on…it’s delicious and good for you!

2.  Cut each sweet potato in half lengthwise, then place the flat sides down and cut each half into wedges.  You can also slice it and cut each slice into rectangular fries if you prefer.  I find the wedges get less soggy.

3.  Spray a baking sheet with olive oil and spread the sweet potato fries out.  Lightly spray the top with olive oil as well (or put them in a bowl and lightly coat with olive oil before you lay them out).

4.  Season your fries!  For spicy fries,  sprinkle with “Real Salt”, freshly ground pepper and curry powder (you could also use chili powder or cayenne pepper!).  For sweet fries, sprinkle with brown sugar (we use sucanat), cinnamon and nutmeg.

5.  Bake fries at 425 for 15 minutes and then flip them and bake for another 15 minutes or so.  They are done when they are good and tender.

6. ENJOY!!!!

February 24, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes