Baked Sweet Potato Fries
This recipe serves 2 (hungry) people as a nice side dish. To make just one serving for yourself, select a sweet potato that is sized for your own nutritional needs, and split the rest of the ingredients in half. To double or triple up, just multiply all the ingredients. Once you get to 4 or 5 sweet potatoes, you may need an extra baking sheet for cooking.
- 2 small/medium sweet potatoes
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with tinfoil, and coat with cooking spray.
- Slice sweet potato in half lengthwise, then lay on cutting board with flat side down. Slice into 1/2 inch slices. Lay each slice again on their sides and slice every 1/2 inch. Repeat until all of the sweet potatoes are cut into “fries.” Use the image above for reference.
- Toss the sweet potatoes in oil, salt, thyme and red pepper flakes. Lay evenly onto baking sheet, and put on the lower rack of your preheated oven. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the bottom-side of the fries are brown. Flip them once, and put back in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the other side gets brown. Just a tip – you can leave them out of the oven for a while after you flip them, then put them back in for the last 10 minutes. It is very convenient when you are trying to coordinate a meal, and you won’t have to risk raw or burnt sweet potatoes in order to deliver them on time.
These are great for a snack or side, and if you dip them in some plain greek yogurt with a little black pepper it can turn into a light dinner.