We are kicking off summer with a healthy “french fry” recipe! The first time I had a sweet potato fry was somewhere around 2003. My uncle had just started serving them at our family restaurant. They were crispy with a great crunch on the outside, soft on the inside, and sweet and salty. I think, besides Thanksgiving candied yams, this was the greatest quantity of sweet potatoes I’d ever eaten in one sitting. Since then, I’ve eaten many a sweet potato with joy! However, oven-baked really beats deep fried on the health meter most days.
The idea for an oven-baked sweet potato fry came from the “non-diet” book series “Cook This, Not That.” We tried their recipe, and haven’t looked back. This recipe is a modification of theirs. Since then, we’ve had many an oven baked sweet potato fry with our own “spicy” seasonings. That pun was intended, just for my husband. See what else I did there?
These fries are the perfect compliment to a juicy and savory cheeseburger! I prefer blue cheese and mushrooms personally. What type of burger will you have with your sweet potato fries?
Until next time SPFers, stay happy, healthy, and get some sunshine; will ya?!
See complete recipe below directions.
1. Preheat the oven to 425.
2. Peel the potatoes.