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Sweet Potato French Fries Recipe

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Course: Side Dish
Total Time: Under 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Sweet Potato French Fries

Photo by: Mark Shapiro

The ease of making French fries the oven way! This time, we do it with sweet potatoes, which cook even faster than the white varieties.

Yield: Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried tarragon or 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped, fresh tarragon
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Equipment:

  • Rimmed baking sheet, lightly greased

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

1. Cut each potato into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Cut each slice lengthwise into 1/2-inch (1 cm) strips. Place in a shallow bowl or plastic bag.

2. Add oil, garlic, tarragon and a dash of salt and pepper. Toss until coated.

3. Spread on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender, turning once.

Notes

Nutrition:

Foods rich in beta-carotene are the dark orange and red vegetables and fruits such as sweet potatoes and carrots, as well as pink grapefruit.

Because of the rich flavor in sweet potatoes, they have earned a bad reputation of being high in calories. In reality, a 5-inch (12.5 cm) sweet potato contains only about 120 calories — no more than a white one of the same size.


© 2002 Margaret Howard
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

118kcal (6%)
23mg (2%)
2mg (3%)
461mcg RAE (15%)
227mg
17mg
1g
3g
2g
14g
0mg (0%)
109mg (5%)
1g (5%)
7g (10%)
0mg (3%)
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