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Sweet Potato Oven Fries

I love making these sweet little spears of goodness! I cut the up quite thin and cook for about 10 minutes each side. Any more than that and they burn. I don’t think it’s possible for them to really get crispy the way a white potato would, but they are delicious nonetheless. Good ‘ol ketchup is my accompaniment of choice, but next time I might try a chipotle mayo dip.

Bonus: According to www.livestrong.com Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of  beta-carotene.  One sweet potato, with its skin, has more than four times the  recommended daily allowance of this essential nutrient, along with copper,  manganese, potassium, iron and vitamins C and B6. They are endorsed by both the American Cancer Society and the American Heart  Association as a food that might prevent disease.

Sweet Potato  Oven Fries

2 lbs (1 kg) sweet potatoes (3 to 4 large)
2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil
Rub: 2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder
1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
1 tsp (5 mL) salt

Peel potatoes and cut into sticks like fries. Place in a large bowl and toss with oil.

Prepare rub by combining chili powder, paprika and salt in a  small bowl. Toss with potatoes.  Arrange in a single layer on one or two  parchment-lined baking sheets. Roast in a preheated 425°F (220°C) oven  for 20 to 25  minutes or until browned on the bottom.  Turn potatoes  over and roast 10 to 15 minutes longer, until tender, crisp and nicely  browned.

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About heathershomemade

Cupcake obsessed foodie from Ottawa, ON, Canada

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