Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These spicy, gluten-free, vegan, baked sweet potato fries not only satisfy your craving for french fries, but also provide a healthy serving of a vegetable.
- 2 sweet potatoes* (medium, ~14 oz)
- 1.5 tbsp avocado oil
- 2 tbsp corn meal
- 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1/8 tsp black pepper (ground)
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (can sub with chili pepper)
- 1 tsp garlic (minced, add 1 tsp for very garliky fries)
Wash sweet potatoes under running water. Peel the potatoes and cut lengthwise in 1/4"- thick sticks. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a wide-mouth bowl, add sweet potato fries with all other ingredients. Mix with hand to coat fries with spices, corn meal, and garlic. You can also mix by adding all the ingredients in a zip-lock bag and shaking it for a few minutes till fries are well coated.
Spread fries in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 18-20 minutes turning fries upside down with a heatproof spatula after 9 minutes**. Just as with regular (fried) french fries, these baked sweet potatoes fries taste great when served right out of the oven. Enjoy!
To make it low-fat: decrease oil amount to 1/2 tbsp.
*You can also use regular potatoes to make these fries. Replace sweet potatoes with three medium-sized regular potatoes.
**If you have a convection oven, you would not need to turn fries.
Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSodium: 182mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 9240IUVitamin C: 1.8mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 0.5mg