Yay, another current obsession! This one has been in my life for a few months now and I don't see it going anywhere any time soon. It's bascially the yummiest, easiest recipe EVER for sweet potato fries.
You know healthy but delicious foods are my jam and it was about time I shared a recipe with you on my blog again. This is something I make weekly ~ I just find it's such a good way of getting some veggie in your meal and still satisfy an "unhealthy" craving. A bit of mayo and ketchup on the side do the trick for me, but they are great on their own as well.
The great thing about this yummy food is that you can literally whack it in the oven, prepare whatever you have on the side, take a shower, set your table and get them out when you're all set to go. I sometimes add chicken and a red pepper in when the fries have about 15 minute cooking time left, which makes it even easier to cook a whole meal AND have barely no dishes whatsoever. Other times I add some avocado and tomato to my plate and have it a bit more plain. It all depends what you're in the mood for!
I usually make quite a big batch of these fries, since it makes a great lunch too when you add some pesto and lettuce. There are also plenty of recipes out there to help you with any sweet potatoes that didn't make it to the oven (soup, pasta's and even brownies!!) ~ and if this is your new fave (I'm sure it will be!), uncooked sweet potato stays fresh for quite a long time actually! Great if you live by yourself, like me ;).
Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Wash your sweet potatoes under cold running water.
I leave the skin on mine, but you can remove it if you prefer!
Cut off the ends and cut the potatoes in thin strips using a sharp knife.
This can be quite a task, sweet potatoes are strong!
Put a baking sheet on your tray and scatter the pieces on there.
Drizzle some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
I usually give it a bit of a toss so all the strips are evenly covered.
Cook in the oven for about 40 minutes, turning the tray around
when half of the time has passed. The fries should turn a little
darker and be quite crispy. Serve with some other veg and
mayonaise and ketchup (if you wish!).