Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are high in vitamins A and C and, they are 21% complex carbohydrates.  Although 100 grams of sweet potatoes has only 105 calories, it can relieve feelings of hunger for several hours.

One of the popular ways of eating sweet potatoes is candied – with marshmallows! But, I have come to enjoy them baked in their skin. Some potatoes when prepared simply are sweet and don’t require [to me, at least] any sugar or butter.

I like trying new recipes. Several months ago, I tried homemade Sweet Potato Fries for the first time. They are delicious!  Better than store bought!  I’m biased, because I prefer home cooked food.


Sweet Potato Fries           

5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼ inch sticks

1 ½ Tablespoons oil

2 ½ teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon onion powder

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

Toss sweet potatoes with oil in a large bowl to coat

Add salt, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder; mix gently with your hands.

Spread sweet potatoes in a single layer on prepared baking sheets. [If they are too crowded, the fries won’t crisp up.]

Bake until fries are tender, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes.

Increase heat to 475 degrees F; bake 5 to 8 minutes until nicely browned.

Makes 4 servings


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