I love sweet potatoes. They are delicious, obviously, but they are also so versatile. You can make baked sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie, mashed sweet potatoes – even sweet potato toast! And then there’s sweet potato fries, which are becoming more and more popular in restaurants and kitchens all over the world. And for good reason! Not only do they taste great, but sweet potatoes are filled with nutrients. For example, did you know that 50 grams of sweet potato contains more than the daily recommended amount of vitamin A?
Today’s recipe also calls for a bunch of spices. Cinnamon is the main spice, and it complements the sweetness of the potato. But did you know that cinnamon can also help your circulation? Perfect for these cold, winter months. Even more importantly, cinnamon helps with blood sugar by lowering insulin resistance. That means you’ll have steadier energy and less of a sugar rush from the sweet potatoes.
So get some sweet potatoes! Then make this quick (except for the baking time!), tasty recipe that will fill your Vitamin A requirements in less than one serving, while satisfying your French fry cravings!
Savory Sweet Potato Fries
macros/serving (77 grams cooked): 26.6 grams carbs, 4.1 grams fat, 2.1 grams protein
- 533 grams raw sweet potato, cut into fry-shaped pieces (see pictures below)
- 17 milliliters olive oil
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Freshly-ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the sweet potatoes into fry-shaped pieces (see pictures below)
- Place the sweet potatoes in a large baking pan.
- Drizzle with the olive oil, then use your hands to stir the sweet potatoes, distributing the olive oil evenly.
- Sprinkle the seasonings over the potatoes, and again use your hands to mix.
- Bake the fries uncovered for 1 hour. 45 minutes through baking, stir the fries to prevent burning. Then let them finish baking the remaining 15 minutes to add some crispiness.
- Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy!