Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Home Made Sweet Potato Fries

Benefits of Sweet Potatoes:
  • Rich in vitamins A and C (which are good for your eyes and your immune system)
  • About 100 calories worth of sweet potato, eaten with the skin, provides the same amount of fiber as 1/2C of oatmeal.
  • Sweet potatoes are naturally gluten free
Leah's Sweet Potato Fries

  • Garlic powder or cinnamon
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Sweet potatoes
  1. Poke holes in sweet potatoes with fork and cook in microwave about 10 minutes or until easy to cut.
  2. Let cool enough for you to be able to cut the sweet potatoes into strips without being burnt. In the mean time preheat oven to 400 degrees. If your potatoes come out of the microwave very mushy and don't need to be cooked in the oven, then you can broil them in the next few steps.
  3. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Then place potato strips, in a single layer, on cookie sheet--do not stack strips. 
  4. Spray tops of strips with more cooking spray
  5. Bake until tender and tops start to brown and crisp. Check every 10 minutes.
  6. Remove cookie sheet from oven. Flip potatoes. Spray the other side of the potatoes. Bake again until tops start to brown and crisp. Check every 10 minutes.
  7. Remove cookie sheet from oven, spray tops again, and add garlic powder. 
  8. Bake another 5 minutes.   
The above recipe can be used to make fries with regular potatoes as well.
(You probably wouldn't use cinnamon)

Other Ideas:
  • Sugar free syrup and sweet potatoes, for when you are craving something sweet
  • Sweet potato and squash casseroles
  • Sweet potatoes are excellent for Thanks Giving Dishes such as sweet potato pie
  • Sweet potato soup

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