Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions:

  1. 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. 
  2. In a medium sized bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil. Just enough to cover them.
  3. 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. 
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the fries using a large spatula. 
  5. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until crispy. Enjoy!
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