They are bright, they are bold and they are… beautiful!
We all the know that sweet potato is lighter on the palate and sweeter but it’s also healthier as illustrated by this Cleaveland Clinic info graphic:
So yeah, when you pick fries, go for sweet potatoes and remember, while frying gives a crispier and quicker result, baking is awesome too – it takes way less oil and allows for a depth of flavour that can only come from relative slow cooking.
Here’s how you can bake sweet potato fries:
Preheat the oven to either 450 F or 350 F. Dice a large sweet potato into fry-shaped strips of desired thickness. Toss in a tablespoon of olive or canola oil. Season with salt and spice ( pepper or cayenne powder and garlic if desired). Bake for 22 mins on 450 and for 40 mins if on 350. Flip the fries midway through the bake. Season with herbs and Parmesan if desired.