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October 25, 2012 • Posted by Christina Fong
If you’re stocking up on Fall produce, then sweet potatoes should definitely be in your pantry. They’re high in nutrition and deliciousness, making them perfect for all kinds of eaters. And when you transform them into oh-so-yummy fries, these potatoes will be on the short list of veggies your child loves!
Sweet potatoes are abundant in Vitamin A and C, calcium and potassium but shhh! No one has to know that. In the case of these fries, we want to bake them over frying them in order to retain a majority of all these nutrients. In fact, a lot of them can be found in their skin so when you’re peeling your potatoes, leave them alone! The recipe below is a basic, kid-friendly one but if you want to add more flavor, throw in some of your favorite spices. And of course, don’t forget about the dip. A few personal favorites are pesto and honey mustard. What are yours?
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Makes 4 servings
2-3 large sweet potatoes, peeled
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Sprinkle of corn starch (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Peel the sweet potatoes however you want to (i.e. wedges, french fries or chips).
- Mix them in a bowl with oil, sugar and salt, and then spread them onto a preheated baking sheet in a single layer. Make sure none of them are on top of each other. Sprinkle a bit of corn starch to achieve extra crispiness.
- Bake them for 15 minutes, rotate potatoes, and then bake them for another 15 minutes or until slightly brown and crispy.