Sometime last week, I got a hankering (yes, hankering) for sweet potatoes. I’ve never really been a big fan of sweet potatoes (especially when they’re smothered in cinnamon and marshmallows — too sugary for my liking!), but after researching their health benefits and finding some pretty interesting sweet potato recipes, I wanted to give them a shot.
So I ran to the grocery store, picked up a sweet potato, and decided to make some healthy, homemade sweet potato fries. I’ve made homemade fries with regular potatoes before, so I figured it couldn’t be all that different. Luckily, I was right!
Here’s a super simple sweet potato fry recipe that complements any meal perfectly! (I enjoyed mine with my lemon garlic shrimp vegetable quinoa & a side salad.)
Super simple sweet potato fries
- 1 large sweet potato, cleaned and cut into wedges
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
- Salt & pepper
- Olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 450. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine sweet potato wedges, olive oil, chili powder, and garlic powder. Mix until potatoes are coated.
- Transfer to greased baking sheet and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste on top. Lightly spray tops with olive oil cooking spray.
- Bake 20-25 minutes, flipping about halfway through.
How to “level up” this recipe:
- Play with your spices to level up the flavor! I am hoping to try some Old Bay for some added kick. Sounds delicious!
How to “level down” this recipe:
- Not a fan of sweet potatoes? Follow the same recipe, substituting a regular russet potato for the sweet potato.