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We are trying to eat a lil’ healthier around these parts, so this week our grocery cart at Sam’s was mostly filled with fresh produce. And $2.91 bottles of Cabernet.
The kids asked to buy a bag of sweet potatoes, and I hesitated because I have never liked them. I despised them as a kid, and re-tried them as an adult – still gross. But, who am I to say no when my kids are asking for something healthy, so I threw them in the cart.
A couple of days later I was thinking about going to the store to buy some fries, when I remembered the sweet potatoes. I decided to be brave and give them a try.
I just chopped these by hand, and quickly realized that I need to invest in a sharper knife. You could cut these into wedges, but what I did was cut the potato into 3 or 4 pieces, and then chop those pieces into thick fries.
Once those are cut up, throw them in a big mixing bowl with the oil and toss them tip they are coated. Now for the seasoning, you can use whatever mix you want to. I almost grabbed the bottle of MSG-laden Greek seasoning, but I decided that if we were going to be healthy about this, we may as well go full-boar.
You can either throw your fries in a big ziplock bag and shake them with the seasoning, or just sprinkle the seasoning over them on the baking sheet. Whatever floats your boat.
Also, make sure that you line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Unless you plan on jack-hammering the fries off once they are done baking.
- 4-5 sweet potatoes, rinsed and peeled
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 T salt
- 1 T garlic powder
- 1 T chili powder
- 1 t corn starch (optional)
- Chop potatoes into fries or wedges. Toss and coat with oil. Toss and coat with seasoning. Place on lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven at 425° for 15-20 minutes. Turn, then bake for another 15-20 minutes until done.
Give these a try next time you have a hankering for some greasy fries. Not only are they equally as tasty, they are even good for you. Dare I say health food??