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Monday, June 20, 2011

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I love sweet potato fries. Love.

They are pretty popular right now so you can find them pretty easily in the frozen food section of your grocery store but if I can help it I like to make things myself. It's usually healthier and you have the piece of mind of knowing exactly what you are eating (and feeding your family).

There is a recipe I found on Our Best Bites that I really like. Click the link to get to the original posted recipe.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey-Lime Dip

Recipe by Our Best Bites
1 lb peeled sweet potatoes cut into 1/4″ match-sticks
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t coriander
1 t kosher salt
1 t parsley
1/8 tsp black pepper
*you want 1lb sweet potatoes after they are peeled, sliced, etc. If you weigh them at the store make sure you have a little more than a pound to allow for the peeling, and tossing of small pieces.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl combine cumin, oregano, coriander, salt, parsley, and pepper.
Place sweet potatoes in a pile directly on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Use hands to toss until all pieces are well coated. Sprinkle seasoning mixture on top and toss again with hands to coat.
Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer so that pieces are not touching each other. Place pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Use a metal spatula to gently flip fries and then return pan to oven. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until fries are starting to lightly brown and crisp. Remove pan from oven and cool 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Honey-Lime Dip
6oz container plain, low-fat yogurt
1 T mayo (low cal is fine)
1/2 T honey
1 Tbs fresh lime juice
1/4 t cumin
1/8 t oregano
1 t parsley
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t kosher salt

Mix all ingredients until combined. Chill until ready to use.

To be honest I never make the dip. I'm sure it's absolutely delicious as I've rarely tried anything from Our Best Bites that was not lick-the-plate-GOOD, but my favorite thing in the world is a sweet potato fry dipped in BBQ sauce. Serve these on the side of pretty much anything. Kids LOVE them!

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