Move over potatoes, there’s a new fry in town and it is anything but sweet! So, why are sweet potato fries the new deal in the fast food world? The healthier counterparts of their traditional go-to side snack, these fries are baked, so, they won’t be your one-way ticket to a very long guilt trip! Check out these 4 ways to indulge in some sweet potato goodness!
1. Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These crispy Cajun sweet potato fries are baked to perfection to give your palette a jolt of savoury flavours. Pair them with a healthy veggie burger for a wholesome, hearty meal.
• 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean (organic if possible)
• 2 Tbsp. Healthy Alternatives Pure Olive Oil
• 1/2 tsp. sea salt
• 1.5 tsp. garlic powder
• 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
• 1.5 tsp. oregano
• 2 tsp. fresh thyme
• 1/4 tsp. Healthy Alternatives Organic Whole Black Pepper, ground
• 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
• 1 Tbsp. sugar of choice (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (218 C).
2. Leave the skin on and cut the sweet potatoes into thin, even match sticks with a very sharp knife.
3. Transfer to two baking sheets and drizzle with some olive oil. Then sprinkle with the seasonings and toss well.
4. Transfer fries to 1 large or 2 baking sheets and arrange in a single layer to ensure they crisp up.
5. Bake for 15 minutes and flip to cook on the other side. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until they turn brown and crispy.
6. Remove from the oven and either serve or drizzle with a bit of maple honey to offset the spiciness.
2. Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries
Fries before guys every single time. That’s what cheese said, anyway. These parmesan fries are perfect to beat those mid-week blues and mid-night hunger pangs.
• 3 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick sticks
• 2 tablespoons of Healthy Alternatives Pure Olive Oil
• 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, finely grated
• Coarse salt and freshly ground Healthy Alternatives Organic Whole Black Pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Toss together the sweet potatoes, oil, and cheese in a large bowl until everything is evenly coated; season with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste.
3. Arrange in a single layer on 2 rimmed baking sheets. Bake, tossing the sweet potatoes halfway through, until they are golden brown and crisp, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve immediately.
3. Chocolate Sweet Potato Fries
We have only got fries for this chocolaty delight! Bring on all the chocolate you can because it’s fry day and we are about to embark on a sweet potato escapade.
• 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into fry shapes
• 2-3 tablespoons of Healthy Alternatives Pure Olive Oil
• 1 tablespoon of chili powder
• 1 tablespoon of corn flour
• 1/4 teaspoon of salt
• 1/4 teaspoon of coarse salt
• L’Exclusif Chocolate Chips
1. Preheat the oven to 425 F
2. Add the cut up sweet potato fries into a plastic bag, sprinkle in the olive oil, corn flour, chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and zip up and give the bag a good shake.
3. Spread out on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Take the tray out and flip the fries.
4. Then, return them back to the oven for another 15 minutes
5. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe dish in 30-second intervals.
6. Drizzle/drench melted chocolate over the fries, sprinkle the coarse salt on top and serve.
4. Cinnamon Coconut Sugar Fries
Sugar, spice and everything nice! This gluten free version is a simple and quick saviour for vegans all around. As coconut sugar being lower in fructose than other sweeteners, these cinnamon and coconut sugar sweet potato fries are a healthier alternative for churros.
1. Make the fries according to the third recipe without the seasonings.
2. In a mixing bowl, stir the cinnamon and the coconut sugar together.
3. Add the cooked sweet potato fries and toss to combine.
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