We are kicking off summer with a healthy “french fry” recipe! The first time I had a sweet potato fry was somewhere around 2003. My uncle had just started serving them at our family restaurant. They were crispy with a great crunch on the outside, soft on the inside, and sweet and salty. I think, besides Thanksgiving candied yams, this was the greatest quantity of sweet potatoes I’d ever eaten in one sitting. Since then, I’ve eaten many a sweet potato with joy! However, oven-baked really beats deep fried on the health meter most days.
The idea for an oven-baked sweet potato fry came from the “non-diet” book series “Cook This, Not That.” We tried their recipe, and haven’t looked back. This recipe is a modification of theirs. Since then, we’ve had many an oven baked sweet potato fry with our own “spicy” seasonings. That pun was intended, just for my husband. See what else I did there?
These fries are the perfect compliment to a juicy and savory cheeseburger! I prefer blue cheese and mushrooms personally. What type of burger will you have with your sweet potato fries?
Until next time SPFers, stay happy, healthy, and get some sunshine; will ya?!
See complete recipe below directions.
1. Preheat the oven to 425.
2. Peel the potatoes.
Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.