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.
- Sweet Potatoes- 1-2 large
- olive oil- 1/4 cup
- Montreal Steak Seasoning- 2 tablespoons
- Heat oven to 400 degrees
- 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
- Transfer slices to mixing bowl
- Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and top with Montreal Steak Seasoning, then toss
- Transfer to a baking sheet
- Bake, flipping once, until crisp, approximately 8-10 minutes each side
Secret Fries Sauce Recipe
- ketchup- 1/4 cup
- dijon- 2 tablespoons
- Worcestershire sauce- 1 tablespoon
mix together ingredients
Homemade Sweet Potato Fries go well these favorite recipes from The Organized Cook: