Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

low-fat-baked-sweet-potato-friesBaked Sweet Potato Fries, the healthiest way to enjoy finger fries by far! According to World’s Healthiest Foods, sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and vitamin C – both powerful antioxidants. It is also considered an anti-diabetic food, which means that it can stabilize blood sugar and lower insulin resistance. Plus, they have a typical sweet taste that potatoes lack – but don’t get carried away by “sweet” – these fries are as tasty and spicy as any other ones. Flavored with paprika, and a bit of garlic salt, these low-fat, oven-baked Sweet Potato Fries will make you forget the traditional ones!

As these Baked Sweet Potato Fries are useful in stabilising blood sugar, and much better for Diabetic patients than regular Potato Fries, I’m sending them over to Sangeeth who’s collecting healthy recipes for diabetics, and also to Mimi who’s hosting Think Paprika event this month, originally started by Sunita. Plus, they are low in fats and have great flavor too!

Ingredients
1 lb sweet potatoes (cut into strips, with skin)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 -1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp curry powder (optional)

Method
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.

Cut the potatoes into strips that are about 1/2 inch wide on each side.

Place the sweet potatoes into a sealable plastic bag. Add oil, salt, paprika, garlic powder and curry powder. Seal the bag and shake well to thoroughly coat the fries. Spread the potatoes out onto the baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake for 30 minutes, turning the tray arund every 10 minutes. Transfer to a dish lined with tissue paper to drain excess oil, if any.

Enjoy the delicious yet healthy and Baked Sweet Potato Fries with plain old ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce!

Tips: Space your fries sufficiently apart on the baking tray to make them crispy. Also, the water content in sweet potato is too high, so you cannot get the same crispiness as regular fries. However, some believe that if you blanch them (soak in warm water for 8-10 mins), then pat dry and then bake, you will end up with crispy Sweet Potato Fries.


Comments

  1. hi anjali – I just use regular curry masala you get in asian food aisles; you can make one at home by mixing garlic powder, paprika, onion powder and some herbs if you like!:)

    sangeeth – I’ve fixed the error in the feed; thanks for lettig me know!

    shiela – its a pleasure to know you loved it! I’ve been hooked to this recipe too:)

  2. these are awesome! I made them last night, and they were a huge hit! thanks for a winner recipe!:)

    sheila

  3. lovely idea mansi….ur subscribe in a reader is not workin dear chk it out and lemme know… i wanna add this in reader!

  4. what kind of curry powder did u use? btw, the fries look great!:)

    anjali

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