Recipe: Simple Sweet Potato Fries
Baked sweet potato fries will be your new favorite side dish.The combination of crispy outside and tender inside will delight your taste buds.Sweet potatoes are loaded with healthy nutrients like beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A), vitamin C, potassium, fiber and B vitamins to help ward off winter illness.Eat up!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
- 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs)
- 2-3 tablespoons potato or corn starch
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Wash sweet potatoes and cut into thin wedges.
In a large plastic bag, combine sweet potatoes, starch, spices and salt and mix together until evenly coated.Add oil slowly and toss vigorously to combine.(A large mixing bowl works fine, too.)
Spread fries in a single layer on a lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy on one side.Turn fries and bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown.Watch for burning edges.
Per Serving (1/2 sweet potato)
Calories: 174, Total Fat 3g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium: 214mg, Total Carbohydrate: 37g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 3g
Recipe adapted by PacMed’s registered dietitian Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD
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