Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sweet Potato "Fries"


Sweet Potatoes are a healthy alternative to eating regular potatoes or even red potatoes, and can be cooked numerous ways to go with any entree.  One of my and my daughter's favorites is Sweet Potato "Fries" - & not just because they're so darn easy to make.  They are both delicious and nutritious - yes, I did just say that!  Since I do not have one of those hand dandy fry slicers, I make mine the old fashioned way (pictured above).  It's easier for me, and they taste the same anyway!  Pictured below are my Sweet Potato "Fries" with my Open-Faced Turkey Sliders.  According to myfitnesspal.com, this meal came out to be about 400 calories (although I'm sure I overestimated a bit - to be cautious)!!  Here I only used one Sweet Potato, since I don't have many calories left for the day & my daughter doesn't eat much.  Feel free to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe to your liking! ;-)

(Original Recipe) / Serves 1-2

Ingredients:
  • 1 Yam/Sweet Potato
  • 1TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
Directions:
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Slice Yam (about 1/4 inch thick) and spread slices [do not overlap] on a cookie sheet
  3. Drizzle slices with olive oil and sprinkle with Kosher Salt
  4. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake until golden brown - about 10 minutes (turning halfway through)
  5. Enjoy!
*Note: these also taste amazing with ground pepper and garlic powder.  Season them any way you like for your own variation of "fries".
**Quick Tip: If you slice the potatoes thinner (using a food processor), they will become more like chips - so be super cautious when baking, as they will begin to burn easier. [The thinner the slice, the quicker they burn!]

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