Sweet Potato Oven Fries

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Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Nutrient-dense sweet potato fries are a healthy alternative to standard French fries, and chances are they will get devoured just as quickly. Serve these enticing oven fries as an after-school snack or a side dish — they go equally well with sandwiches and turkey burgers or roast chicken and fish. Use organic sweet potatoes, if possible, since they are not peeled. If you’re not a fan of raw garlic, feel free to omit it.


Sweet Potato Oven Fries


2 lb. (1 kg.) orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

2 Tbs. olive oil

1/4 tsp. coarse sea salt

3 Tbs. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 clove garlic, minced


Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).


Scrub, rinse and dry sweet potatoes; do not peel. Cut lengthwise into slices 1/2 inch (12 mm.) thick, then cut each slice into batons about 1/4 inch (6 mm.) wide and 3 inches (7.5 cm.) long.


Pile potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet and toss with olive oil and salt. Spread in a pan in a single layer. Roast, stirring with a heatproof spatula midway through baking time, until tender and edges are nicely browned, 20-25 minutes.


In a large bowl, stir together Parmesan, parsley and garlic until well mixed. Add fries and toss gently to coat. Serve right away. Serves 6.


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