Sweet Potato Super FriesJan 14 2011 by
If you thought you couldn’t eat healthy and still have french fries then you thought wrong! Not only can you enjoy french fries but you get to have one of the highest ranked vegetables on the nutrition scale! Personally, I think the sweet potato should be renamed the super potato! Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. They can also help stabilize blood sugar, which means they’re a good choice for diabetics. They’re relatively low in calories for all of the nutritional power they pack and did I mention how super yummy they are?! If you have picky eaters at home (like I do!) then this recipe is perfect! Pair your fries with some Homemade Ketchup and sit back and watch as your picky eaters have a super nutritional dish.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil or Garlic Gold Oil
- 1-2 tbsp of your favorite herbs and spices (The variety here is endless! Add your favorite herbs and spices and mix and match the flavors. I made 2 batches…one with just plain sea salt for my kids and one with garlic salt for myself.)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Start by using a vegetable peeler and remove the skin from the potato. Once the skin is removed you want to cut your potato into 1/2 inch thick sticks. It’s important that all the sticks be the same thickness to ensure they cook evenly.
- Place the sticks in a large bowl or plastic bag and oil. Stir to evenly coat.
- Add the herbs and spices to the sticks and mix well.
- Place the sticks on a baking sheet (I like to line mine with non stick foil for easy clean up). Spread the sticks on the sheet and make sure they are not overlapping.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and flip the sticks over and return to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the fries are brown and crisp.
- After baking remove the fries from the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately! ENJOY!
Makes 2 servings.
Nutritional info will vary on the size of your sweet potato and the spices you use.
My kids loved dipping these in ketchup but I opted for a more grown up dip. Try this Honey Lime dipping sauce – it’s delicious!
- 6 ounces plain, low-fat yogurt (or greek style yogurt)
- 1/2 tbsp raw honey or coconut nectar
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/8 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Chill until ready to use.