Do you love sweet potato fries? They are simply amazing, and have so much flavour. However, the only downside is that they are usually served deep fried, which is loaded with fat and calories.
I have been playing around with different recipes and ingredients to try and make the perfect crispy oven baked fry, and I finally did it! These Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are sure to be a healthy hit in your household.#Healthy #Crispy #SweetPotato #Fries that are #Baked not fried Click To Tweet
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, which is shown in its vibrant orange color. They are also rich in various vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin B6. Overall they are a very nutritious addition to your diet.
With this in mind we should try and add one orange vegetable into our diet everyday to get the added nutrition benefits.
To make the fries, preheat the oven to 400°F. Then cut the fries to 1/4 inch square slices, and place in large bowl. Sprinkle cornstarch over fries and use your hands to evenly mix over potatoes. Remove fries from bowl and discard any extra cornstarch. Place back in bowl and add olive oil, pepper, and optional salt and/or chili powder. Mix well.
Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Aluminum foil will not work as well or get as crispy. Use parchment paper if you can.
Place the fries on the parchment paper being careful not to overcrowd. This is a really important step. If you have to many fries, use additional jelly roll pans and rotate while cooking in oven.
Place fries in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes, then remove and flip. Place back in oven for an additional 15 minutes. When done turn the oven off and leave fries in while it cools for an additional 5-10 minutes (or to your preference).
Voila! Fries are ready. Serve with this low fat and calorie Chipotle Greek Yogurt Aioli for a delicious (and spicy) twist.
Ingredients Instructions Notes 158 calories, 1.3g protein, 8.5g fat, 20g carbohydrate, 2g fiber
158 calories, 1.3g protein, 8.5g fat, 20g carbohydrate, 2g fiber