Sweet potatoes are a hot commodity at our house–everyone loves them, and because they are so versatile (savory or sweet), we use them in several different recipes. Today I’ll share with you how to make sweet potato fries. It’s super simple.
We love them mashed, as a custard (Nourishing Meals has a fantastic recipe for this dish), baked, as coins, as fries and I’ve even added them to smoothies and often substitute them in recipes that call for white potatoes. We do eat some white potatoes though not very often due to their starchy content. Because they are a healthy carb they are easy to plug in to any meal. For example, we often serve them alongside eggs in the morning in lieu of a waffle, pancake, english muffin, or toast.
Toppings, depending upon the dish we have made might be butter, sea salt, maple syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, or Herbamare, to name a few.
Sweet potatoes make a fantastic first food for babies if you’re looking for what to begin feeding your little one. They are easy to bake or boil, peel and mash into ice cube trays you can freeze until ready to warm and serve.
Sweet Potato Fries
- 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
- melted coconut oil or olive oil
- sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- I use my ripple blade chopper for our sweet potato fries or a food processor for coins of an even thickness.
- I prefer to peel my sweet potatoes but you don't have to.
- Cut and slice your fries to preferred size* (this will directly correlate to how long you need to bake them), and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
- You'll want to use a pastry brush to easily apply the melted coconut oil, then sprinkle with sea salt and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for at least 20 minutes before flipping to cook on the other side.
- ***Depending upon how thick you cut them, whether in fries or coins, will depend upon total cooking time. Sometimes I pull them out earlier due to timing and they are more soft, and sometimes I can leave them in until they are nice and crispy-depends on how late I am in getting dinner ready!
- Typically two medium sized sweet potatoes will feed our family of four for dinner alongside another vegetable or salad and a concentrated protein source.
What’s your favorite way to serve sweet potatoes?