You’ve got to be crazy if you don’t crave the crunchy, salty comfort food at least every once in a while. But as you well know, oil and salt drenched french fries are not exactly on the top of the healthy foods list.
But that doesn’t mean you have to avoid all fries at all costs. Because with these oven-baked sweet potato fries, you get all the awesomeness of french fries… without the guilt.
Because not only do sweet potato fries taste amazing (seriously!), they’ll give you an insane amount of beta-carotene (or Vitamin A), vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, and more. They’re packed with fiber and can help stabilize your blood sugar (and appetite) for hours.
Pretty rad, right?
Here’s how to make oven-baked sweet potato fries:
2 large garnet yams
2 T coconut oil, melted (olive oil works fine too)
1 t paprika (or other spice of your choice)
Kosher salt to taste
Ground pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash the yams and remove any funny looking parts from the skin. You can peel them if you like, but the skin is full of vitamins so I’d recommend keeping it on.
Next, cut the fries into even matchsticks.
Then toss with coconut oil, paprika, salt and pepper.
Place on a Silpat baking mat or foil-lined cookie sheet.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until fries are crispy looking enough for you. Flip the fries and tray halfway through for the most even results.
Approximate nutritional information (makes 2 servings):
Total calories: 271