Follow this sweet potato fries recipe to get healthy sources of fibre, beta carotene, vitamin A, and carbohydrates. When fried or baked (read how long to bake a potato), sweet potatoes are less fattening alternatives to French fries and are an excellent snack for people who are watching their weight.
If you are looking for a healthy and tasty dish that you can add to your menu, consider using an easy-to-follow sweet potato fries recipe such as the one presented at the bottom of this article. It can be prepared in just a few minutes and does not require complicated cooking skills.
Not only will you be able to cut back on all the excess fat you are consuming, but you will also be doing your body a lot of good. Aside from the nutrients listed above, sweet potatoes are loaded with potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
- 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut to ¼ inch thick julienne strips
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- Before preparing the sweet potatoes, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Use non-stick vegetable cooking spray on your baking sheet to keep the potatoes from sticking.
- Place the strips of sweet potatoes in a plastic bag and drizzle them with olive oil. Seal the plastic bag and shake it gently to coat the strips evenly.
- Spread the sweet potatoes evenly in one layer. On the prepared baking sheet, pop the tray into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. After the allotted time, gently turn the fries over so that the other side is cooked evenly. Pop the sweet potato fries back into the oven and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
- To season your fries, you can use salt and pepper. But for more adventurous palates, try powdered ginger, cayenne pepper or Thai chilli powder. Some people choose to spice the strips before baking so that the spices are soaked into the fries, while others prefer to sprinkle the flavour on after.