I feel like most of the population has the misconception that sweet potato fries are impossible to make.
And if not impossible, then just generally tedious.
To be honest, I had this misconception until about a week ago- when I was in the mood to try something new for dinner and decided to try my hand at making these fries homemade. I think the fact that they’re packaged in the super market gave me the impression that they were too much of a pain to make yourself, but after throwing together a batch in less than five minutes I realized the flaw in my logic.
Because seriously, these only took five minutes to cut up and spice, and they were about 100 times better than anything you would ever pick up at the supermarket!
The trick to making these fries is to first bake them slowly at 400°F- to give each fry an almost melt-in-your-mouth consistency- then broil them for a couple minutes to crisp them up. And oh Lord, you’re basically left with the sweet potato version of a McDonald’s or Cookout french fry- but exponentially healthier.
Serve these fries with barbecue, burgers, chicken or even by themselves and you’ll never fail to impress your company. Or eat them all yourself.
Either way, it’s a win-win situation!
World’s Best Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash sweet potato then slice into thin fries. Lay out on a cookie sheet. Pour olive oil over fries, then sprinkle on remaining spices. Mix with fingers until coating has spread evenly over fries. Bake for 20 minutes. Then, broil for 3 minutes, or until crispy.
Nutrition information: (calculated using MyFitnessPal)
(Yields 3-4 servings)
Nutritional information calculated for 4 servings. For three people it reads as follows: 97 calories, 5g fat, 9g carbs, 1g protein.