sweet potato fries recipe

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Published On May 14, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Eating Healthy, Food, Recipes

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

French fries are so delicious but aren’t ideal when trying to eat healthy.  So why not replace the fatty fries with sweet potato instead?  Not only are sweet potatoes healthier since they’re low in sodium and saturated fat but there are also added benefits such as these types of vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber and certain vitamins (source). So ditch the french fries and go sweet potato and take it a step further by making your fries homemade.  Here’s a great recipe for Homemade Sweet Potato Fries from the Organized Cook.

Why Sweet Potatoes?

They are high in vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies.  Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including the prevention of heart attacks.

They are a good source of vitamin C, it plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation.

They contain Vitamin D which is critical for immune system and overall health.  Both a vitamin and a hormone, vitamin D is primarily made in our bodies as a result of getting adequate sunlight.

Sweet potatoes contain iron. Most people are aware that we need the mineral iron to have adequate energy and red and white blood cell production, resistance to stress, proper im­mune functioning, and the metabolizing of protein, among other things.

Sweet potatoes are a good source of mag­nesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Magnesium is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function.

Great source of potassium, one of the important electrolytes that help regulate heartbeat and nerve signals.

Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain.

High in carotenoids like beta carotene and other carotenoids, which is the precursor to vitamin A in your body and are powerful antioxidants that help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging.

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries Recipesweet potato fries recipe

Ingredients:

  1. Sweet Potatoes- 1-2 large
  2. olive oil- 1/4 cup
  3. Montreal Steak Seasoning- 2 tablespoons

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Wash sweet potatoes and slice in half length-wise and then width-wise; then slice each section into long, thin pieces- or cut into rounds for grilling
  3. Transfer slices to mixing bowl
  4. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and top with Montreal Steak Seasoning, then toss

    sweet potato fries recipe grilling

    how to grill sweet potato fries

  5. Transfer to a baking sheet
  6. Bake, flipping once, until crisp, approximately 8-10 minutes each side

 

Secret Fries Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  1. ketchup- 1/4 cup
  2. dijon- 2 tablespoons
  3. Worcestershire sauce- 1 tablespoon

Directions:

mix together ingredients

 

sweet potato fries recipe

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

 

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries go well these favorite recipes from The Organized Cook:

 

Mushroom Swiss Burger

Mushroom Swiss Burger

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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

One Response to Homemade Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

  1. This recipe would work well for someone looking for a healthy snack. Thank you for sharing.

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