Roasted Sweet Potato Fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. So much better for you than deep fried potatoes.
July 13 is National French Fries Day so I’m in the kitchen with a healthier option for fries—Roasted Sweet Potato Fries. Easy peasy and super delicious, too.
When I had a heart attack many years ago, my nutritionist recommended avoiding eating “anything white.” If I follow her advice, I can generally keep my blood sugar within a normal range. But I still like fries, don’t you? If you are diabetic like I am (or you don’t want to be diabetic like I am), then choose sweet potatoes. The Glycemic Index of a sweet potato is about half that of a white potato. I like sweet potatoes most ways. These Sweet Potato Fries are on top of my list. If you want to learn more about my recovery, read How I Healed Myself with Food.
What Does That Mean: “Don’t Eat Anything White”?
My nutritionist meant that I should stick to fruits and vegetables that have color. Eating the rainbow, including purple cabbage, orange sweet potatoes, brown rice, and broccoli is better for you than white potatoes, white rice and white bread. Understand?
What You Need
If you don’t have a Jelly Roll Pan, I suggest you get one or two. Jelly Roll Pans are much handier than a cookie sheet (no lip) because you can use them for baking anything—cookies, cakes, Roasted Sweet Potato Fries, roasting a chicken, and much more. I have an old one my mom gave me when I set up my first apartment (and that was a LONG time ago). Buy the best kitchen tools you can afford and you’ll never be sorry. Besides the baking sheet, you will need a vegetable peeler, knives, cutting board, bowl and measuring cups and spoons. I love the magnetic measuring spoons. Have you seen them?
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
Roasted Sweet Potato "Fries"
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary optional
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt optional
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1/2-inch-thick strips.
- Put the strips in a bowl.
- Add the oil, rosemary and salt, and toss to coat.
Line a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper (for easy clean up).
Place the coated sweet potatoes in a single layer on the pan and bake at 400F degrees for about 30-40 minutes, turning them over once midway through the cooking time.
- When done, the fries will be tender and slightly browned on the outside.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
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