Sweet Potatoes; my favourite vegetable and a well known super food. I try to incorporate sweet potatoes into many of my meals because all of the health benefits of them. I’ve tried making sweet potato fries in the past, and although they have been good, I never thought they were worthy enough to post the recipe on my blog. But last night I finally made a batch that I think I have perfected.
They are perfectly crispy, and ever so sweet. In the past when I’d try to make them, they were never crispy enough, or I’d end up burning a few of them – but not these ones. Plus, I added a delicious avocado dip which tastes delightful with them.
This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a method. All you really need is potatoes, and the rest is how you cook them to ensure the best tasting sweet potatoes.
Okay, so the first step you have to do is cut up your potatoes depending on how much you want to make, and how many people you want to serve. For this batch I did 2 large potatoes, and that served 2 people. So make more or less depending on how many people you need to feed.
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 tsp. brown sugar (optional)
- 1 Avocado
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash your sweet potatoes well and cut them up into fries.
- Put your fries into a deep bowl with a little bit of water, and microwave for 3.5 minutes.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper. This allows you to cook your fries without having to use oil.
- Once they are done, drain the water out, and spread the fries out evenly on the pan.
- Sprinkle on 1 tsp. of brown sugar evenly over the fries.
- Stick them in the oven for 15 minutes, take them out, flip them all, and put them in for another 15-20 minutes depending on how they look. I usually keep mine in for a total of 30 minutes, or a tad bit longer, depending on how they look.
- Once they are brownish and crispy, or however you like them, you can take them out and eat them.
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe, and choose to make your own healthy fries rather than the processed fast food ones! 🙂