Sweet Potato Fries

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 2:22 pm
By: News On 6

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
1 Tablespoons canola oil
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Light maple syrup, optional
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
2. Peel potatoes, and cut in preferred sizes. They can be cut in chunks, ¼-inch matchsticks, or lengthwise like a typical French fry. (Time may have to be adjusted depending on how cut). Make sure the sweet potatoes are cut into even sizes to insure proper cooking.
3. Combine the canola oil, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a bowl. Mix ingredients together.
4. Add the sweet potatoes to the mixture and coat evenly.
5. Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet with cooking spray. Bake until fries are tender and crisp, about 25 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition information per serving: 87 calories, 1 gm protein, 13 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm fiber, 3 gm fat with 0 gm saturated, 181 mg sodium.

Sweet potato fries are an excellent alternative to French fries and potato chips because of the added vitamins, minerals AND they are lower in saturated fat!

Source: Adapted recipe by Julie Pryer, RD/LD  St. John Medical Center