Monday, June 29, 2009

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This is one of our favorite things to make!  My 16 month old son Dax even eats them, as well as my husband.  They are healthy and delicious!!  Enjoy!
*The nice thing about making this is that the spices can vary.  You could simply use salt & pepper and they'd still be delicious! 

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

3-4 Sweet Potatoes, chopped into french fry size (peeling is optional)
1/4 cup olive oil (or canola oil -I've never tried, but it would work)
1-2 tsp chile powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder (*optional)
1/4 tsp paprika (*optional)
1/4 tsp coriander (*optional)
Pinch of cayanne pepper (1/4 tsp)
Dried rosemary sprigs (1 tbls -*optional; I leave out because kids probably won't like them)
Sea Salt & Pepper

Pre-heat oven to 400.  Place chopped sweet potatoes in mixing bowl and stir in olive oil.  Mix all your spices together, and sprinkle half of the spice mixture in the bowl, stir until pretty evenly coated.  Sprinkle rosemary sprigs across baking sheet.  Then spread fries evenly on a baking sheet and sprinkle remainder of spice mixture evenly across the top.  
Bake for about 30 minutes, until top starts to look golden brown.  *Be careful not to overcook or burn.  
Serve with ranch, or fry sauce.

Fry Sauce -stir together:
Light mayonnaise (or light canola oil mayonnaise)
Ketchup (or agave nectar ketchup)
1/2 tsp chile powder
Salt & pepper

1 comment:

Jaclyn said...

I make similar fries (Oliver loves them) but I just use olive oil and a package of taco seasoning (I prefer Mccormick).