Regular fries? That’s so McDonald’s and so yesterday. ;) I absolutely LOVE sweet potatoes and it makes it even better that they are good for you! That is of course depending on how they are prepared, but as long as I’ve avoided the deep-fryer, we’re good to go!
1 Large sweet potato (for 2 + a little extra)
Seasoned Salt (LAWRY’s!! Sea salt might be good too)
Cayenne Pepper (optional if you’re in the mood for some metabolism boosting powers)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Slice up your sweet potato (keeping the skin on actually provides more nutrition…not sure why I skinned part of it), place it on your cookie sheet (for easy clean-up, use foil), drizzle some EVOO and salt, then stick it in the oven. I apologize in advanced because I didn’t keep an eye on the exact amount of time it took to cook the fries. I set them in the oven at 450 degrees and probably took them out after about 40ish minutes. The original timer was set to 20 minutes, then I kept checking in on them, moving the fries around, and adding more time. Most recipes call for about minutes, so that should be good. Also it’s based on your preference, soft vs. crunchy. DELISH!
Fun fact: Did you know at In-N-Out you could order fries “well-done”?
Need some further motivation? Let’s review the orange vegetable’s benefits:
- high in: B6, vitamin C (good for skin!), vitamin D (immune system, energy levels, mood), iron, magnesium (relaxation & anti-stress mineral…who knew?), potassium
- provides beta-carotene & potassium (both help with muscle recovery)
- contains manganese (improves performance)
Now, if I still have your attention, some recipes :)
Sweet Potato Cheesecake (yep, cheesecake!)