Sweet potatoes are not a hard vegetable to love. And even better, they are a very nutritious food source for you as well. With a high vitamin C and beta-carotene content, a low glycemic index, and high levels of potassium, it has been labeled as a “superfood.” The most nutritious way to eat a sweet potato is with the skin on, but for best results in this recipe you will need to peel them. This is a simple and delicious treat that often pleases the most difficult guest. Serve instead of bread or mashed potatoes to gain all of the health benefits of this super tuber!
Ingredients (Serves 8)
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thick fries
4 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper
2 baking trays
Preheat the oven to 450º F and space out the baking racks in the oven. Place 2 sliced sweet potatoes on each baking tray. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons olive oil on each and toss (best to use hands to coat all fries with a little oil). Space out fries so they get crispy, and don’t steam. Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Then turn fries with tongs, rotate baking trays and place back in oven for another 10 minutes or until golden and crispy to your liking. Keep an eye on them in the last 5 minutes, to make sure they don’t burn as the natural sugars caramelize in the baking process. Serve alongside Roasted Kale and Jerk Chicken or a BBQ entree.