Clean Eating: Sweet Potato Fries

August 10, 2013

I am in LOVE with this recipe found in the book, “The Part-Time Vegan”. I was sent this book to review a couple years ago and I love the concept as I feel like I’m a part-time person in the vegan diet, paleo diet and gluten-free diet! Making “fries” in the oven is always a little hard as you don’t want them to come out too soft and you must have realistic expectations as it will NOT taste like real fries. However, when you eat clean and don’t really like the taste of oily fries anyways, this is the best recipe for you! The boys also loved it! Another big plus!

Here are my tips:

– slice the sweet potato into thin fry pieces. The thicker it is, the more softer it will turn out as it will take longer to bake.
-turn them around 15 minutes in so that it bakes and crisps on both sides evenly.
– play with your oven temperature. Sometimes I start at 400 degrees, then raise it to 430 degrees to see if the temperature will make it a wee more crispier.

Ingredients:
2 large sweet potatoes, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit
2. Spread out fries on a cookie sheet and brush with olive oil on all sides

3. In a bowl, combine all the spices and sprinkle over fries

4. Cook for 10 minutes (it says this but I actually cook for 20) and turn once.

sweet potato fries

6 Comments

  • Reply Nicole October 19, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Nice recipe, I’ll try it next week!

  • Reply Annie October 28, 2013 at 6:29 am

    mmmm looks yummy

  • Reply Michele November 14, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Skin on or off? I am always confused about whether or not it’s safe to eat sweet potato skin!

    • Reply Jess November 14, 2013 at 3:55 am

      I would say always stick with the skin on – that’s where all the fibre and goodness is, and generally where the most nutrients is in fruits/vegetables! Just be sure to wash thoroughly.

  • Reply liz gunning November 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    awesome! so glad to find this post! keep up the good work! xo

  • Reply Joy December 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Is there a easy way to cut sweet potatoes? Do you soften them somehow? Every time I have ever tried to cut one for fries it was torture, like I could cut rocks easier, lol

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