Recipe: Sweet Potato French Fries
Last week I posted my own recipe for "Classic French Fries". They are a slightly healthier baked version of the traditional deep
fried fry, using just olive oil, salt and pepper with some additional flavor
tips for making them extra delicious! That recipe and the one I am going to
share today have both become favorites at my house!
Of course, who doesn't love a well-made french fry? They
really have become a staple in America's kitchens and restaurants, and even picky
eaters tend to enjoy the salty crispy crunch of a good ol' fashioned fry! So,
if your child is one of those choosy eaters and you would like to vary the
flavors as well as the nutrients that your little one is getting, this recipe
is a perfect pick!
Sweet Potato French Fries
- Sweet potatoes
- Light canola oil
- Sea salt
oven to 400 degrees
and cut your sweet potatoes into french fry shapes, leaving the skin on
all the cut, uncooked fries into a bowl and coat with 2-3 tablespoons of
light canola oil, mixing thoroughly.
with sea salt
out evenly on a greased baking sheet (use more of the light canola oil)
and cook for approximately 20 minutes total. Make sure you flip the fries
once or twice so that they cook and get crispy evenly.
Tips: Try seasoning these fries with cinnamon and a teaspoon
of vanilla extract, which will make these potatoes into a delightfully sweet
but still healthy treat! The sea salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract medley
create a flavor explosion when you bite in! Keeps everyone coming back for
Mixing Tips: Have your picky
eater help you mix the cut fries in the oil, line the fries up on the baking
tray and shake on the sea salt! These are easy and safe ways to get picky
eaters involved in the kitchen!
Many children love to dip their foods, which is also a wonderful way to expand
their acceptance of a variety of foods. After your sweet potato French
fries are cooked, try dipping them in some warmed maple syrup for some