I am supposed to be studying for my pathology midterm tomorrow (8am – yikes), but I got tired of staring at my notes all day AND I am waiting for the husband to get home AND I just had to share this baked sweet potato fries recipe with you. I’m kind of obsessed with them. Last time I made them I ate the entire batch myself in under 5 minutes – no joke [sorry Fabi, I promise to make more this weekend]. The first time I had these was at a little restaurant called Dish in the beautiful Santa Barbara, CA where my lovely friend Erin used to work and I’ve been hooked ever since. I prefer them over french fries, and they are really healthy for you because they aren’t fried and they are loaded with vitamin A and C. All they need is a little olive oil and any spice you like. I season mine with garlic salt, paprika and cayenne pepper – SO GOOD.
What is everyone up to this weekend? I am trying to figure out what to do since my next midterm isn’t until Wednesday, so I want to take a little break… Hmmmm…
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OK…back to studying…
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Garlic Salt or Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- Preheat oven to 415 degrees F.
- Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, then slice them into fries (if you have a mandolin slicer, this will work perfectly!).
- Toss the fries into a large bowl and drizzle the olive oil over them.
- Coat the fries in olive oil by using your hands (sorry, it gets a little messy here!).
- Add as much of the seasonings as you would like, either in a large ziplock bag and shaking to coat or by alternating with mixing the fries with your hands in the bowl.
- Line the fries up next to each other on a baking sheet (this will give you the best results as they will all cook evenly!) and sprinkle with more seasonings if desired.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them.
- Carefully turn over halfway if you want them extra crispy.
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