Like any household with kids, fries are always on top of our dinner menu, and like every household with a runner, sweet potatoes are top of our weekly menus as well. So why not combine the two to combine healthy and nutritious with ultra-yummy? Homemade baked sweet potato fries are the perfect solution!
Up to recently I often bought frozen sweet potato fries until it occurred to me that a homemade cleaner eating sweet potato fries is so much better than store-bought varieties.
You’ll be amazed how little olive oil you really need to make these baked sweet potato fries delicious and tasty!
The best thing is that these baked sweet potato fries are a huge success with my kids. I love knowing that they get the goodness of a real sweet potato – filled with fiber, vitamin A, B-vitamins and iron. The starches in sweet potatoes provide our bodies with great energy. Any runner will agree that sweet potatoes are one of the greatest food sources for endurance and stamina – thanks to their high amount of starches and low glycemic factor.
When it come to fries always use a high quality sea salt. Don’t sprinkle your fries or any other food with refined table salt. A high quality sea salt tastes better and provides your body with essential minerals. I have found since I moved away from regular table salt years ago that I need much less salt on my recipes. Sea salt has a much more satisfying taste than regular refined salt – you’ll end up using much less!
Cutting your sweet potatoes really isn’t that hard.
A good carving knife and chopping board are one of the most essential kitchen tools in my opinion.
Once I invested in a good quality carving knife and I experienced how easy slicing, cutting and chopping vegetables can be with a great knife, there was no going back for me. The same counts for a great wooden board. I personally prefer a wooden board – I’m not a fan of plastic in my kitchen.
These two items make cutting and slicing your sweet potatoes so much easier and convenient.
Here is what you need:
1 pound Sweet Potatoes
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Remove skin off your sweet potatoes. If your prefer your sweet potatoes with the skin, don’t remove the skin, especially if your sweet potatoes are organic. My kids, like most kids prefer them without the skin.
Cut each sweet potato in half and slice each half several times.
Julienne these slices into fries.
Line a baking sheet with parchment papers. Add sweet potato fries, drizzle with olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Add the sea salt after you take the fries out of the oven other wise if you add while baking you’re fries will be soggy.
Enjoy with your sweet potato fries with Organic Ketchup. I emphasize organic here because once you try the great and real tomato taste of organic ketchup you just can’t dip your fries in any other ketchup anymore.
These baked sweet potato fries are Vegan, Paleo-friendly, Gluten-free and Whole 30-friendly!