Homemade Sweet Potato Fries
Who doesn’t love fries? When I posted this image on instagram I was able to use every and all possible hashtags for various diets – no matter what your diet philosophy – paleo, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, etc – everyone can enjoy these!
Now, I can’t really say this is MY recipe – when something calls for such minimal ingredients, how can one really claim it as theirs? Plus, there aren’t really exact quantities. But, I’m sharing it anyways because why not 🙂
Sweet Potato Fries
- Sweet potato (1 sweet potato the size of your fist and length of your hand will give you about 2 – 3 servings so use as many as you need)
- Olive oil (enough to coat the fries evenly – approx 1-2 tbsp per sweet potato used)
- Seasoning (I used my taco seasoning – approx 1 tsp of it per sweet potato as I keep a huge batch of the seasoning always made)
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- Using a mandolin slicer* – add the blades that will slice the potato into thin matchsticks – mine were about 1.5mm wide.
- Bake for 17 – 20 minutes until slightly brown, ensure to stir them around after 10 minutes to cook all sides – if you prefer them extra crispy, turn your broiler on for the last few minutes but watch carefully as there is a fine line between extra crispy and burnt. When I do this I use an oven safe baking spoon/spatula/flipper with a long handle to continually stir them (yes, the oven door is open when I do this, and yes, please where oven mitts). That way all sides of the fries get nice and crispy without getting burnt.
*If you do not have a mandolin slicer — cut the potato in half, then each half in half again so the potato is in quarters. Slice approx 1.5 mm slices from each quarter. You’ll notice these slices might be quite thick – cut though in half as well so you’re left with small matchsticks.
About Sarah Maughan
Sarah Maughan is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist based in Toronto, ON and has been consulting since 2009. Her website aims to educate you, make you laugh, help you live and inspire you to eat whole food! To stay up to date sign up for free blog and recipe updates! In the meantime, empower your body with food!Sign Up for Free Info