Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spicy oven baked sweet potato fries

Today I woke up craving fries.

I still have bunches of sweet potatoes to work through so I peeled one large sweet potato - 

Chopped it up -

And tossed the fries with dry seasoning mix of paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

I then sprayed them with olive oil. I chose the spray oil so I could use as little oil as possible.

Then I arranged them in a single layer on a sheet pan.

They went into a 450 degree oven for 30 minutes (until golden brown). I forgot to flip them so one side was extra crispy and the other side was not:-(. Definitely flip them halfway through cooking. 

While I was waiting for the fries to finish cooking I made myself a drink.

I mixed 1/2 a scoop of Amazing Grass with 8 oz. of kefir and 2 oz. of Pellegrino. It tasted like a fizzy - berry mocktail. Yum!

And the last of the Cara Cara oranges.

And since I was out and about early this morning - I picked up some caffeine.

Back to the fries -

Oven baked spicy sweet potato fries with dipping sauce of 1Tbsp. of ketchup mixed with 1 tsp. of Tofutti sour cream.
The spice mix on these fries was a winner. I went heavy on the paprika and black pepper, medium on the garlic powder and light on the chili powder.

They were actually tasty enough on their own that I ate very little of the dip. 

I am eager to try out this recipe with regular russet potatoes.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!


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