Sweet Potato Fries

Posted on August 6, 2008

Here is a great recipe from Walter Willett’s Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy. This is a recipe for “Spicy Sweet Potato Fries” that my wife and I really enjoy:

1 large sweet potato, peeled, cut into matchstick pieces

1 tablespoon olive or canola oil

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon paprika

salt to taste (if desired)

Vegetable cooking spray or oil

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F

2. Place the sweet potato pieces in a bowl and drizzle with the oil; toss gently to coat. Combine the next four ingredients and the salt, if using, and sprinkle over the sweet potatoes; toss gently to coat. Place the sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet lightly coated with oil or vegetable spray. Bake at 450 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until the ends begin to crisp. Remove from oven and serve.

Yield: 3 1/2 cups; Serving: 1/2 cup

Calories: 52; Protein: 0.6 g; Carbohydrate: 8 g; Fat: 2.1 g; Fiber: 1.1 g1

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  1. Walter C. Willett, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001), 268-69. []

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