November 19, 2010
Super Sweet Potato Fries
This is a great way to use sweet potatoes or yams during the fall because they are generally on sale. It's healthier because you are choosing what fat and how much, and tastier because they are all seasoned up!
3 large Sweet Potatoes or Yams, peeled and cut into pieces
1/4 cup Olive Oil, extra virgin preferred
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons paprika
dash of salt
Preheat the oven to 400°.
Note: when cutting up the sweet potatoes, the pieces will be rougher than a normal potato. This is okay! Just be careful with your fingers, and work to "crack" the sweet potato with your knife rather than trying to slice.
Put all ingredients in a large resealable bag. Toss to mix and coat. Put into a large baking dish - I use an 11 x 15 glass pan because it's easier to turn.
Bake for about 45 minutes, flipping the pieces every 15 minutes. Check for doneness with a fork, the pieces will start to fall apart as you flip them and you'll know they are ready.