Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

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oven roasted sweet potato fries

Are sweet potatoes better for you? Better or not, these oven roasted sweet potato fries are heavenly.

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 sweet potatoes
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Chipotle chili powder, optional

Method

Step 1

Heat the oven to 400° F. Line a cookie sheet with foil, lightly oil or spray with cooking spray, and place in the oven to heat. Meanwhile, peel and cut the potatoes into wedges or 1/2 inch "fries". * Toss with olive oil then season with salt and the chipotle chili powder, if using. Place in a single layer on the preheated cookie sheet and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring once or twice or until browned and crisp. Serve hot.

Step 2

Variations: 1. Omit optional chipotle chili powder and use taco seasonings. 2. Use pumpkin seasoning in place of optional chili powder.

 

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

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oven roasted sweet potato fries

 

Heavenly oven roasted sweet potato fries.

We all know that sweet potatoes are better for us than regular potatoes, right?  Well, this may or not be true.  Actually, they are both good choices in starches, but the sweet potato is orange, higher in certain vitamins and sweeter. Let’s take a look-see at them both…

Russet Potato

A russet potato has about 280 calories per normal baked potato size (that’s about 10 ounces but you could probably do just fine with half of one).  It has about 7 grams of dietary fiber and is an excellent source of vitamins C, B6, potassium, and magnesium.  High in starch and carbohydrates at 63 grams, yet low in sugar and fat.

Sweet Potato

A sweet potato has about 270 calories for the same sized spud. It has no fat and will give you 9 grams of dietary fiber.  Sweet potatoes provide 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement and are another good source for B6, potassium, and magnesium with about 62 grams of carbohydrates.  It has less starch but, as the name implies, it is a sweet potato, so it has more sugar, about 19 grams.

So bottom line, both are about the same unless you are watching your sugar, and then the russet actually is the big winner.

Isn’t it funny how much misinformation is out there?

So here is a really simple recipe using a sweet potato, but you could switch it out with a russet if you wanted to. The process will stay the same.  The idea behind this recipe for Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries was to deliver a crisp, not limp, oven-roasted fry.  Using the concept behind making a great pizza, heating the oven to a hot temp, pre-heating the pizza stone, etc…I thought this would work for the fries.  And it did.  These fries come out of the oven very nicely but eat them fast.  They do get soggy if they sit around for too long, but as good as they are, they won’t.

LindySez:  You can make the “fries” any width you like, thinner ones will be crisper and cook quicker than the suggested time.

 

Yield: 6 servings

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

oven roasted sweet potato fries

Are sweet potatoes better for you? Better or not, these oven roasted sweet potato fries are heavenly.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 sweet potatoes
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Chipotle chili powder, optional

Instructions

Step 1

Heat the oven to 400° F. Line a cookie sheet with foil, lightly oil or spray with cooking spray, and place in the oven to heat. Meanwhile, peel and cut the potatoes into wedges or 1/2 inch "fries". * Toss with olive oil then season with salt and the chipotle chili powder, if using. Place in a single layer on the preheated cookie sheet and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring once or twice or until browned and crisp. Serve hot. 

Step 2

Variations: 1. Omit optional chipotle chili powder and use taco seasonings. 2. Use pumpkin seasoning in place of optional chili powder.

Notes

Do not crowd the pan. Allow enough room for the moisture to dissipate so the potatoes crisp instead of steam.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gProtein: 1g

Nutritional values may not be 100% accurate

 


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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.
  • Calories
    128
  • Protein
    1g
  • Carbohydrate
    16g
  • Dietary Fiber
    2g
  • Cholesterol
    0mg
  • Sodium
    186mg
  • Fat
    7g (1g Sat, 5g Mono, 1g Poly)

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