Sweet Potato Fries

I never thought I liked sweet potatoes. Turns out I just don't like maple syrup laden marshmallow topped sweet potatoes. I actually really like sweet potatoes that are prepared the "right" way. Sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index and lower carb than regular white potatoes which is why I first tried using them.

The fries in the picture were made with a lighter sweet potato, usually I use the darker more orange ones but there weren't any left at the store and these taste almost the same so--use either kind.

The sweet potatoes I come across are usually pretty large so I usually do 2 and it's plenty for 3 adults. But the sweet potatoes I got in my produce basket yesterday are smaller so I'd say 2 lbs for 2 adults and a couple kids or 3 adults is good.

Sweet Potato Fries
2 lbs sweet potatoes (or more for a crowd)
olive oil for drizzling or cooking spray works too
Sea salt or Kosher salt (about 1 tsp)
cracked black pepper
granulated garlic

Preheat your oven to 425. First wash the potatoes and peel them. Then slice the potatoes long ways in half and then each half in half. Lay the long halves out and slice into thin pieces. Toss the potatoes with olive oil on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
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  1. We have sweet potato fries AT LEAST twice a week...we love them! And I actually leave the skin on because it's got fiber...as long as I scrub em well enough. We do olive oil, thyme, sea salt and serve with ketchup of course. SO GOOD.

  2. Good idea on the skins...I think I'd have to get a scrub brush for that!