I’m pretty sure sweet potatoes may be one of the most versatile foods ever. They lend themselves well to both sweet and salty dishes, and they are so so yummy! Best part is that they are really great for you! You may be familiar with the cons of regular white potatoes…well, the good news is that sweet potatoes are a completely different story – all the nutrition, none of the cons, and an absolutely delicious flavor!
Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
- Rich in antioxidants
- Helps to maintain collagen
- May help to prevent constipation and other digestive upsets
- Can help to stabilize blood glucose levels
- Great for heart health
- Contain antibacterial and antifungal properties
- Helps to detoxify heavy metals gently and safely
- Good for electrolyte balance
- Great for boosting the immune system
- Strongly anti-inflammatory
- Full of fiber
So, when you think of potatoes of any kind, one of the first yummy dishes that probably comes to mind is FRIES, and that’s exactly what we’re looking at here – sweet potato fries! I love these things! They’re super easy to make, taste delicious, and can serve as a side, a snack, or even as the main part of a meal depending on what you top them with!
This recipe is just a nice basic recipe for sweet potato fries. I really enjoy them dipped in plain Greek yogurt, but they would also taste great with ketchup, ranch, or many other typical fry dipping sauces! You could also get creative and top them with cheese, chili, onions, etc. The possibilities are endless!
SWEET POTATO FRIES
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. garlic granules
- 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
- Sea salt, to taste
- Plain Greek yogurt, for dipping
1.) Preheat the oven to 380 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash and slice your potato into fries. Place the fries on the prepared baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the garlic granules and sea salt. Toss to coat and spread out evenly. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes at 380 degrees.
2.) Transfer to a plate, and season with more sea salt if needed.
Serve with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt on the side, or another dipping sauce of your choice. They also stand alone just great too!
FRIES!!! You would never know how good they are for you! Enjoy! 🙂