If you read my last entry (for vegan cauliflower fried rice), you'd know by now that I am a sucker for carbs. I love potatoes, rice, pasta, you name it. My greatest weakness of all of these is probably French fries.
They are a vehicle for delicious sauces and they are pretty darn delicious on their own. An embarrassing story (that my sister loves to tell) is that I used to eat plates of French fries as a meal when I was in elementary school. I always look at my mom with the 'what were you thinking' look as she tells the story. But really, she's the greatest mom around and wanted to do whatever made me happy, which unfortunately, was eating plates of French fries.
So yeah, French fries, I can't get enough. I've recently started making the switch over to sweet potato fries when I go to out eat (if they're an option). Honestly, not much healthier. However, that's why I'm bringing you this post today. I wanted to turn one of my favorite foods into an easy, healthy version to make at home and enjoy guilt-free.
Here's what you'll need:
-1 giant sweet potato - if you look at that picture up there, my sweet potato was literally the length of my cutting board (or 2 medium sized sweet potatoes)
-2 tbsp olive oil
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
-1/2 tsp chili powder (if you do not like spicy, skip the chili power or use 1/4 tsp because they will have a kick)
1) Preheat your over to 400 degrees F.
2) Cut your sweet potato into fry-like strips. I prefer thinner fries, so mine were probably about 1/4"x1/4"x3".
3) Throw the potato pieces in a Ziploc bag or Tupperware container. Add the olive oil, pepper, salt, and chili powder. Close the container or bag tightly and mix it all around.
4) Lay the fries on a baking sheet so that they are one layer and aren't on top of each other.
5) Put the baking sheet in the oven for about 20 minutes.
6) Take the fries out, flip them, and place them back in the oven for another 20-25 minutes or until they reach your level of desired crispiness.
7) Remove the fries from the oven. I find that they're a little bit better/crisp if you let them sit for couple of minutes.
8) Serve and enjoy!
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