These sweet potato fries are about 10 times healthier than the normal french fry. Sweet potatoes are naturally stuffed with antioxidants and are nutrient-rich, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. By baking the fries (instead of frying), you can retain a lot of those nutrients and eliminate a lot of the fat. These sweet potato fries are lightly salted and have a little kick from the cayenne pepper. You might just find yourself making these a regular companion to your hamburgers.
Sweet Potato Fries
Yields about 4 servings
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- 4 large sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- dash of oregano
- pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into thin chips or small wedges. Try to keep them equal length and width so they will bake evenly.
- In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Toss the sweet potato fries in the bowl with the olive oil mixture until the potatoes are evenly covered.
- Place the fries on a baking sheet and spread them out so they do not overlap. Bake them for 20-30 minutes, or until lightly charred on the outside and soft on the inside. Your baking time could vary on the size of your sweet potatoes so remember to watch closely! Every 10 minutes, stir and turn over the fries to ensure even baking.
- Serve hot! These are great with a side of ketchup or sour cream.