17 hours ago
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I love to keep a big bag of sweet potatoes on hand in the fall. I bake them in the oven, skin and all, during the fall months.
They make a nice alternative to plain old baked potatoes and are packed with nutrients, such as vitamin A and are high in fiber. I am a big fan.
They need no butter or salt. I bake them in the oven with whatever else I am cooking at any temperature for about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on their size.
Last night, I made sweet potato fries baked in the oven with some spices for a nice snack.
They were so simple and really delish. The hardest part is slicing them!
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries (adapted from Simply Recipes):
2 pounds sweet potatoes, about 3 large ones
1/4 cup olive or other vegetable oil
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp of Spanish smoked paprika
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cumin
Elise says the sugar helps to caramelize the potatoes. I think it did the trick.
Slice the potatoes (I leave the skins on) into even sticks and toss them in a large bowl with the oil and spices, salt and sugar.
Place on a baking sheet and roast at 425F for about 20-30 minutes, watching that they don't burn.
Serve with a nice aioli (garlic mayonnaise) and you will be a happy camper!