I've started writing this post a few times already...I had intended to get this up last week but then life got in the way. Le Sigh. That's alright though because I made healthy sweet potato fries and had enough leftovers for todays lunch! Yum!
Sweet potatoes are one of favourite foods to roast + bake in the oven. I love that slight crisp layer it gets on the outside and the sweet creamy inside. They're such a versatile veggie. They have more fibre and are slightly lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes. That means that your blood sugar stays more stable after eating them. And when you master your blood sugar you feel full of energy and crush those cravings for unhealthy processed foods. From a carbohydrate perspective they both have about 15 grams of carbs per 1/2 cup. Perfect for fuelling your body
I have sweet potatoes in my diet at least a few times a week.
Of course there are many ways you can cook them and even more ways to top them. There's savory and sweet, lunch or dinner, and even breakfast!
My current flavour obsession while roasting any kind of potato right now is roasted garlic powder. The stuff is like gold. It makes everything better. Plus because it's roasted it's it doesn't have that pungent garlic smell. Instead it's mellowed out flavourful. It would be delicious with no matter what you pair it with.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Keywords: bake roast appetizer side snack gluten-free nut-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian sweet potato herbs
Ingredients (serves 2-4)
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into thick matchsticks
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp roasted garlic powder
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- pinch of salt and black pepper
Preheat oven to 425˚F.
Toss the sweet potato slices with olive oil, roasted garlic powder, chopped rosemary, paprika, and a pinch of sea salt and pepper in a large bowl, to fully coat.
Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake until the undersides are browned, about 10-15 minutes. Flip the fries over and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the potatoes are crisp and browned, but not burnt.
The recipe can be cut in half however, the potatoes may need less time cooking as there are less fries on the baking sheet, therefore they could cook faster.