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Sweet Potato Fries

posted by Jennifer
Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and provides a quick and easy vegetable side dish that’s loved by the whole family.  Sweet potato fries baked in olive oil offers a tasty, lower-fat, lower-sodium option versus its cousin, the deep fried French Fry.  This food is also a good source of dietary fibre (leave the skin on for maximum fibre), vitamin B6, iron, and potassium, and a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese.

Ingredients:

Sweet potato – 1 small
Dried rosemary – 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
Dried thyme – 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
Olive oil – 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
Parmesan cheese, shredded – 1 Tbsp (15 mL)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Wash the sweet potato under cold running water and scrub
    away any dirt.
  4. Leaving the skin on, cut the sweet potato in half lengthwise,
    then cut into matchstick-sized fries about 1-2 cm thick.
  5. In a large bowl, combine sweet potato fries, dried spices, oil,
    and parmesan cheese.  Mix together with a large spoon.
    Another quick option is to place all ingredients in a large
    resealable tupperware container and shake for 5-10 seconds
    to mix well.
  6. Spread sweet potato fries across the baking sheet, trying to
    allow a bit of space between each fry.
  7. Bake at 375°F for approximately 30-35 minutes.  Switch to
    broiling the fries on high for the last 5 minutes of cooking to
    make them crispier.

Serving Size Guide: 1 small sweet potato = 1 serving/person (86g/serving) = 2 vegetable servings

Adapted From: Jennifer Broxterman’s Kitchen

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One Comment

  1. Ibrahim says:

    The whole glycemic index is a sham. It was based on a study where poplee only digested 50 grams of pure carbohydrates from different sources. Proteins Fats dramatically reduce the effects on blood sugar. Both significantly change the way your body absorbs any type of carb whether its simple sugars, or complex carbohydrates. Dont know if this helps you or not, just trying to share some knowledge. Best of luck with your healthy lifestyle/diet goals!

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