Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Tonight we're having green chili cheese burgers and these delicious and nutritious sweet potato fries. My family (including my picky eater) can't seem to get ENOUGH of these!

Sweet potatoes have to be one of the most nutrient packed veggies on the planet! They are choc full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more! Check out this link for all of the wholesome goodness in just 1 cup of sweet potatoes:  Who knew right?!
Not only are sweet potatoes better for you than regular potatoes but baked food is significantly healthier for you than fried food.
If you've never made these before then please give 'em a try! I promise your life will never be the same!

Here's what you'll need:
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Sharp Cutting Knife
  • Potato Peeler (Unless you prefer fries with skins on)
  • 1/4 C. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (E.V.O.O.)
  • 2-3 Sweet Potatoes (approx. 1.5 lbs)
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt (NOTE: You can also try adding other/additional seasonings to spice things up a bit!                 A couple  ideas are cinnamon/chipotle and  rosemary/parmasain (can I say YUM?!) or just                   add a  bit of paprika along with the salt...and if you'd really like to heat things up try adding               some cyanne to the mix!)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 (400 for high altitudes).
  2. Wash and peel potatoes.
  3. Cut sweet potatoes in to strips that are approx. 1/2 inch on each side.
  4. Place potato strips on cookie sheet and pour E.V.O.O. over top of them. 
  5. Add sea salt (and/or seasonings of your choice) and toss all of the ingredients until potatoes are evenly coated (I use my hands but a metal spatula works just as well. Also, you may prefer to shake your ingredients together in a zip-lock bag...this is something fun that littles can help with).
  6. Spread potatoes strips in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
  7. Place cookie sheet on the center oven rack and bake for (approx) 30 minutes (or until golden brown and crispy), turning every 8-10 minutes.
  8.  Enjoy! 

* Serves 4-6 

Step #3
Step #6


My little helper
...and for dessert...mmm!

Be sure to let me know how you like 'em!

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