Feb 7, 2011

Sweet Potato Fries

By sweet potatoes, I mean the orange-fleshed tubers with brownish skin which at the supermarkets are often mislabeled as “yams.”
Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index and they’re an excellent source of vitamin A & vitamin C. Sweet potatoes also provide vitamin B6, potassium, fiber, manganese, copper and iron. When you see the nutritional values accompanying this week’s recipes, you’ll find that sweet potatoes offer all of this at a relatively low caloric price.
2tsp salt 
1/4tsp black pepper 
1/4 tsp garlic powder 
Olive Oil, for tossing 
2 long sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch long slices, then 1/4-wide inch strips 
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper or foil. In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, garlic powder. Toss them again well.Spread the tossed sweet potatoes in single layer on the prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd. Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally at about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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