Recipe of the Week: [Baked] Sweet Potato Fries

It’s officially the weekend, and it’s time to get cookin’! I know most of the time, foods that require certain amount of prep (that I can’t just throw in a crock pot and let cook while I’m at work) are reserved for weekends. I made these yummy sweet potato fries today, and I highly recommend them.

I LOVE making my favorite recipes with a healthier twist, and the best part about these fries is that they’re baked and not fried, so they’re a healthier version:

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  1. Cut up desired amount of sweet potatoes (I did one potato for myself here, you’ll definitely want more if you’re serving more than one person.)
  2. Soak your cut-up fries in water for at least 45 minutes. (This removes starch from the potatoes and allows them to crisp better in the oven.)

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3. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

4. After soaking, dry your potatoes. I just dried them with paper towels.

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5. Drizzle ~1 tablespoon of olive oil on the fries and toss them. Be careful not to overcoat them! One tablespoon will absolutely do.

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6. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and spread your fries evenly. Don’t salt or season before baking, as this will make it more difficult for them to crisp up!

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7. Bake for 20 minutes on an upper rack.

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8. Turn over after 20 minutes and bake for another 15-20 minutes.

9. Once done cooking, turn the oven off and leave your sweet potato fries in the oven while it cools for approximately 20 minutes. (Again, for more crispiness!)

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10. Enjoy immediately! My favorite seasoning for these is a mustard/light mayo mixture + truffle salt. (Pictured above.) You can literally never go wrong with truffle salt.

Enjoy and happy Saturday!

xx -A

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