Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Posted Thursday, August 9th 2012 at 6:48pm

By Kelli Bamforth
We’re in the thick of grilling season and sometimes a burger and fries just hits the spot.
Sweet, salty and crunchy, these baked sweet potato fries are the perfect alternative to their fried and fat-laden counterpart. Rich in beta carotene and vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes are shown to have a number of health benefits — including cancer prevention, immune system enhancement and reducing inflammation.
The trick to getting these crispy is to make sure you cut the fries in equal size and allow plenty of room on the baking sheet to prevent overcrowding. Turning the potatoes halfway through the cooking time is also crucial. Oven times vary, so keep an eye on them while cooking to make sure they don’t burn (unless you’re like me and enjoy fries of the slightly overdone variety).
A trip to Trader Joe’s to pick up their sweet potatoes pre-cut in the shape of fries can significantly cut down on your prep time, but this is a quick and easy side dish regardless. Serve with a burger or other protein of your choice for a complete meal. Next time I’ll try them with Skinnytaste’s Skinny Ranch Dip for a dipping sauce.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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2 medium sweet potatoes, washed
olive oil spray
garlic powder and chili powder to taste
Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice each potato into one-half-inch thick strips. Toss with olive oil spray, garlic powder and chili powder. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Turn potatoes and bake until bottom is browned, about 10 to 15 minutes more. Serve immediately. Makes two servings.


Aidan Mcwell's picture

I missed eating this kind of food. When i got home i will try to cook this after my research about pierced ears and also about ear piercing care. Hope ill finish this soon coz i cant wait to eat this baked sweet potato.

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