Something about eating sweet potato fries instead of regular fries tricks me into thinking I’m being healthy. That may not be exactly right, but these are worth whipping up nonetheless!
Smoky Sweet Potato Fries
These slightly smoky sweet potato fries can easily - and deliciously - replace your standard french fries.
I have a French fry obsession. Really, I have an obsession with potatoes, generally: I’ll take ‘em however I can get ‘em, but French fries are my preferred potato preparation. I prefer regular fries to sweet potato fries, but every now and then I crave these, so I’ve come up with a recipe that keeps them from being too sweet, and also gets them nice and crispy, since I’ve found that my main complaint with most sweet potato fries I’ve had is that they’re mushy or limp. This recipe is so darn simple, and there’s something about eating sweet potato fries instead of regular fries that tricks me into thinking I’m being healthier than I actually am, so this recipe is a winner for me in a couple of ways. I love these on their own with a quick aioli!
1 large sweet potato (1 potato makes enough fries for 2 people)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degress.
Cut one large sweet potato into wedges and spread out on sheet pan
Sprinkle with paprika, garlic powder, oregano and salt and pepper, to taste.
Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss to coat the fries.
Cook for 15 minutes and then flip them over and cook for another 10 minutes, or until brown and crispy.