Ah, baked sweet potato fries... Healthy, light, crispy, salty-sweet goodness.
I didn't know sweet potato fries were a thing until I was 18-years-old. Yes, you read that right. Cut me some slack, I'm from a small town… But don't worry, I've (plenty) made up for all of the lost time since then.
Although sweet potato fries are generally a much healthier option than regular fries, they aren't always diet-friendly. Which is why I'm so in love with baking them! Without the actual "frying", these babies are totally health-nut approved. Sweet potatoes are actually amazing for you! Packed with nutrients and vitamins, these fries are doing you a favor. So let's get to it…
Serving Size: 2
What You'll Need:
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 teaspoons olive oil
- garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- cayenne pepper (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash and peel potatoes. Cut them into the shape of fries. Try to cut them into similar sizes so that they bake evenly.
- In a medium sized bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil. Just enough to cover them.
- Lay the sweet potatoes flat, in a single layer, on a large non-stick baking sheet. Spread them out evenly and not too close together (or else they won't get crispy). Sprinkle with seasonings. I usually coat the fries evenly with garlic powder and paprika and then just add a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the fries using a large spatula.
- Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until crispy. Enjoy!