Sweet Potato Fries

My recipe is wife approved!
My recipe is wife approved!

We eat sweet potato fries a few times a week in our house. After experimenting with different options, this is one of my favorite fry recipes. Sweet potatoes are less starchy than regular potatoes and in turn won’t spike your blood sugar like regular potatoes, leaving you with longer lasting energy. As well as being a good source of complex carbohydrates, sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of a powerful antioxidant- beta carotene. Try switching your regular potatoes out for sweet potatoes and try this recipe, you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1.5 – 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • tiny pinch chipotle chili pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. nutritional yeast

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 420.
  2. Cut sweet potato into fry shapes. Don’t cut them too thin or else they’ll burn in the oven. *Tip- Save your scraps in a large freezer bag so you can make your own homemade veggie stock when you have enough veggie scraps saved up. (Recipe for veggie stock- here)

    If you cut too many fries, simply put them in a mason jar and store them in the fridge until you are ready to cook them. A great way to meal prep on the weekend if you have time.
    If you cut too many fries, simply put them in a mason jar and store them in the fridge until you are ready to cook them. A great way to meal prep on the weekend if you have time.
  3. Mix fries with oil and seasoning in a large bowl until fries are completely coated.
  4. Lay fries on a baking sheet or two baking sheets if you need.

    This is about half of a medium sweet potato. Usually enough for my wife and I.
    This is about half of a medium sweet potato. Usually enough for my wife and I.
  5. Bake fries for 10 minutes.
  6. Flip the fries.
  7. Bake for 5 more minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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