Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe


Crisp and delicious sweet potato fries recipe with cinnamon spice.

One of the best choices of foods for a low-fat diet is the humble, sweet potato. These root vegetables are good for your heart, highly nutritious and are packed with lots of vitamins, healthy minerals and anti-oxidants.

According to scientists this tuber ranks at the top of the list when you consider its nutritional value. As a true all-star among the vegetable kingdom there are noticeably high amounts of dietary fiber and protein in this food.

This tuber is not a true yam but it is a close cousin. These easy to grow veggies also contain high levels of complex carbs, potassium, iron, calcium and Vitamins A, E and C. Even better is the fact that this colorful vegetable is a low-calorie, low-fat food. In fact this veggie is fat-free which makes it a perfect choice for the dinner table of families, dieters and vegetarians alike.

These naturally sweet veggies provide more basic nutrition than leafy greens such as broccoli or spinach. If you are following a diet plan that concentrates on the glycemic index levels you will be delighted to know that these colorful tubers are also one of the best low glycemic index choices.

Here is an easy to prepare sweet potato fries recipe that you are sure to love. Each serving is less than 175 calories.

It should take fewer than30 minutes to prepare this recipe and only 35-45 minutes to cook.

Necessary Ingredients

Zip-lock plastic bags or a container with a tightly fitting lid

1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

5-7 large, firm sweet potatoes (peeled or unpeeled)

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

*3 teaspoons light brown sugar or raw cane sugar (optional)

Directions

Kitchen oven should be preheated at 425F

Wash the potatoes, pat them dry and then cut them into thin chips or strips

Add the olive oil and seasonings to the plastic bag (or other container)

Add the sliced tubers (a little at a time) and shake the bag so that all of them are coated evenly

Line a jellyroll pan with a sheet of aluminum foil for easy clean up and place the cut vegetables in a single layer. There should be a little extra space between each of the chips.

Bake for 10-15 minutes

Use tongs to flip each of the veggie chips

Return to the oven and cook for an additional 15 minutes or longer

You may have to adjust the cooking time depending on the thickness of the fries. The thinner the cut the more like potato chips the finished product will become.




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