It’s crazy to think back at how much I used to hate sweet potatoes. I couldn’t stand the smell or the taste. That was the one dish I would always pass on at Thanksgiving. Now, I don’t know what I would do without sweet potatoes in my life. Funny how that works! You get older and your taste buds change. I now like sweet potatoes, bananas, and SOME fish. I’m waiting for the day that I will like all seafood. I want to like it so bad! I’ve made sweet potatoes fries a few different ways; but, I found that when I use these ingredients, they turn out tasting the best. I have also dipped them in a lot of different sauces and seriously this one is the best! (Just Mayo, Chipotle) They sell it at my local grocery store, Vons (Safeway), but I have seen it at other stores as well. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, non-GMO, Cholesterol-free, soy-free, egg-free, and DELICIOUS! Trust me, you’ll love it.
What you need: (serves 2)
- 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- Salt, pepper, and paprika to taste
What you do:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a medium sized baking pan with foil.
- Scrub your potatoes well with a potato scrubber under running water. Dry them off with a kitchen towel, or paper towel.
- Cut off the tips of the potatoes, and cut the potatoes into thin strips (like French fries!).
- Put cut potatoes into a large zip lock baggie. Add ¼ cup coconut oil and sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste.
- Seal the bag shut. Mix it all around so the oil, salt, and pepper, coat all the potato fries.
- Pour the potatoes onto the foiled baking sheet, spread them around evenly.
- Sprinkle with paprika.
- Place in oven, and cook for 20 min. Remove the baking sheet and lightly mix the fries around. Place back in oven and cook for another20 min.
- Remove the fries from the oven and turn your broiler on. Put pan under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, checking every 30 sec. You don’t want them to burn! But, this will give them that extra crisp.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes.
Eat with Just Mayo Chipotle Mayo, seriously, the best dipping sauce for sweet potato fries. Ketchup is always yummy, as well. Or you can mix the two, like I do sometimes!