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Jan

Spicy Sweet Potato “Fries”

Sweet potato fries are giving good old french fries a run for their money!  AND sweet potatoes are healthier than white potatoes.

Apparently a sweet potato is not technically a potato, but who cares about that? What we do care about is that they have more fiber, more vitamins A and C, and a lower glycemic index than white potatoes.

However, how many fried potatoes can you eat when you’re trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle?  An occasional treat is fine, but maybe you want those sweet potato fries more often. I know I do!

So, here is my spicy sweet potato “fries” recipe, which, as you might have guessed, is not fried in a deep fryer with a boatload of oil but is oven fried.

I promise you’ll love them!

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

3 sweet potatoes (or yams)

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp turmeric

salt

pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Take peeled potatoes and cut in half lengthwise, then take each half cut into spears that are fairly consistent in size (so they’ll cook evenly).

Put oil and spice in a large bowl or ziplock bag and mix (if you like things really spicy add more chili and paprika).  Then add the potato spears and toss to coat.

Put potatoes on a cookie sheet, making sure to leave space between each spear. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven, turn each spear over and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Serves 4

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    Made these last night. They were amazing. I also made Walnut encrusted chicken (with rosemary and nutmeg to taste) and...
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  8. oliviashealthandfitnessguide reblogged this from healthfoodstalker and added:
    I am a sucker for sweet potato fries, so here’s a version over them while being health conscious. I have yet to make...
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  10. cateeatsfood reblogged this from healthfoodstalker and added:
    spices and sweet potatoes. HELLO, FAVOURITE THINGS.
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    Simple and delish!
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