Megan’s homemade sweet potato fries

BY MEGAN MAHEDY

Staff Writer

I’m really excited to share this recipe because I have been making these sweet potato fries since high school, and boy have I had the time to perfect my recipe. They are a great combination of salty, sweet, crispy and savory. Plus, the best part (in my opinion) is that they’re healthy. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium, vitamin B-6 and magnesium. This recipe is great to have as the addition to a meal, or even as a snack.

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Megan Mahedy photo: sweet potato fries are a great source a vitamins and nutrients

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato

1/4 tsp sea salt

Dash of black pepper

Extra virgin olive oil OR melted extra virgin coconut oil

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking tray with tin foil.
  3. After washing, chop the sweet potato ends off and discard. Slice the potato in half and begin to chop the halves into vertical slices. Chop the slices into fry shapes.
  4. Toss the sweet potato fries in a large bowl with just enough oil to coat, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread the sweet potatoes in single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Be sure to not overcrowd the sheet.
  6. Set a timer for 10 minutes, then take out the tray and flip the fries to ensure both sides get crispy.
  7. Bake for another 10 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown. Enjoy!

Tip: If you do not like the skin, peel beforehand and follow the recipe as normal.

 

 

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Megan Mahedy photo: It’s important to chop off the ends of the sweet potato in order to cut them into fries

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Megan Mahedy photo

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Megan Mahedy photo: The sweet potato fries are almost ready to be cooked

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Megan Mahedy photo: the fries are now ready to be cooked and savored

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