We all love sweet potatoes fries….right? Well this is a healthy twist on the traditional fried potatoes we had as kids growing up, but baked in the oven to deliver a better tasting and healthier alternative. Like the old potato chip commercial used to say, “you can’t eat just one”, the same applies to these delicious treats. You will keep coming back for more, but without the guilt and if I do say so myself, an even better tasting experience. Sweet potatoes are low in fat and cholesterol while high in Vitamin A, B6 and C. So go ahead and have some more fries!
These are so simple to make, you will be asking yourself why you didn’t make them earlier. First thing you want to is wash the potatoes and cut them into fries. I made them larger, but can also make them thinner and adjust the cooking time down.
Once you have cut them, you will need to place them in a bowl to mix and season them. Adding a little oil will help this process and proceed to add your favorite seasonings. I used a little salt and paprika, but you can adjust this to your own taste. The place them on a cookie sheet and be sure to leave space in between so they can cook more evenly and allow the outside to try and get crunchy.
Once out of the oven, let them cool and then dig in. You can add them to any meal as a side dish or just have them as a snack. They are great with whatever condiment you would like. If you are having guests, you may want to double the recipe, as these have been known to disappear fast!
- 2 sweet potatoes
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp paprika
- drizzle of olive oil to coat fries (about ¼ tsp)
- Preheat oven to 425 degres.
- Peel potatoes and slice into fries.
- Put them into a bowl and add oil, salt and paprika.
- Once evenly coated, place them on a cookie tray making sure they are not touching each other to make sure they come out as crispy as possible.
- Bake for about 15 mins and turn them and baker for another 10-15 minutes.
- Once they are cooked on the outside and starting to turn brown, you can remove them from the oven and let cool.