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!
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)
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.