Sweet Potato Fries

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Sweet potatoes are among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. And so good! We eat them most often as "fries," using the simple recipe below. These make a good accompaniment to a bowl of chili or any kind of burger or sandwich.

Sweet Potato Fries

Preheat the oven to 425. Scrub four large-ish sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds) and then cut them into strips or wedges. Put them into a broiler pan or 1-2 sheet pans. If the sweet potatoes are spread into a single layer they will brown more readily. They are good either way.

Sprinkle on 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, if desired. Sprinkle with 1 t. salt. Drizzle on 2 T. vegetable oil and 1 T. olive oil. Use a spatula to toss until the sweet potatoes are coated.

Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the sweet potatoes over. Bake another 10-15 minutes until tender.

Serve immediately.

By: PEGGY MEYER | Dec 24, 2012 05:17 PM | Permalink
I do this as well, but I use a warm spice called Piri-piri. I think it is Indian in nature, but it is great with the fries, top them off with a sprinkling of sea salt, Yum!! a no-guilt treat. Works just as well with butternut squash, cut into cubes, good alternative.

By: | Dec 23, 2012 09:10 PM | Permalink
Coconut oil is also a good alternative

By: Mildred | Dec 22, 2012 06:29 PM | Permalink
Try them with chili powder for a little heat - excellent!

By: Amy Dyble | Dec 21, 2012 07:45 PM | Permalink
Even better and healthier with local duck fat, lard, or tallow!
Lila Hlebichuk says:    (Dec 22, 2012 12:00 AM)

I agree, too many problems with vegetable oils and better flavor.

says:    (Jan 20, 2013 12:00 AM)

I also love the using the duckfat with a nice spicy olive oil, then top with Lawry's Seasoned salt, awsome flavors there. I make an Aioli (or use home made mayo) with chipotle chili powder or harissa for a dip, oh boy can this be addicting!

says:    (Jan 20, 2013 12:00 AM)

The duckfat also makes them crispier.

says:    (Jun 26, 2013 12:00 AM)

Please clarify for me. Isn't Duck fat, Lard, or Tallow totally bad for you. Saturated Fat. I thought olive oils and other heart healthy oils were the healthy choices for our day. I am not being critical, I am trying to learn more about eating more healthy. Is there something I need to learn here. Please let me know. Maybe you are merely talking about flavor and not whether it is more heart healthy. If so, my apology ladies.

Kathy Gulbranson says:    (Dec 7, 2014 12:00 AM)

Thinking has changed about saturated fat. I recommend Dr. Mercola's website. He always supports his articles with documentation. Just Google Dr. Mercola saturated fat.

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