Holy Sweet Potato, Batman!

Sweet taters

Sweet potatoes

Photo: Emily Barney CC-By-2.0

Insane amounts of vitamin A, good source of vitamin C, and manganese. Then there is the ample amount of fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and iron. All that in one serving of baked sweet potato with it’s skin.

On top of all of that, sweet potatoes also have antioxidants to fight free radicals.

To be honest, there’s no need for butter here. There is a natural creamy, sweet (duh!) flavor.

What am I yammering on about

Don’t get sucked into the old yam vs. sweet potato debate. It’s pointless. They’re both sweet potatoes. Period.

Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe is so simple. The choice is yours whether you want to peel the potato or not, but I like the skin on. As a side dish, this recipe makes about 3 servings

Ingredients
Sweet potato
Extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt

  • Begin by cutting the potato length-wise into strips. As an option, slice the potato into chips.
  • Spread the potato strips on a cookie sheet.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the potato slices. Using a basting brush assures an even coating.
  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • When up to temp, place cookie sheep in oven for 10 minutes. Flip all of the fries, and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
1 serving
Calculated at SparkRecipe.com

Calories 246
Fat 18.1 g
Saturated fat 2.5 g
Polyunsaturated fat 1.6 g
Monounsaturated fat 13.3 g
Sodium 202.3 mg
Carbohydrates 10.5 g
Protein .7 g

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6 Responses to “Holy Sweet Potato, Batman!”

  1. Tom says:

    I LOVE SWEET POTATO FRIES!!! I’m usually bad though and deep fry them. I’m from the south… it’s just what we do. :)

  2. Carrie says:

    LOL I’m right there with you Tom. I started eating healthier last year though, so I do bake my fries. I still have a difficult time going home because of the amount of stuff that is fried. Oh, and don’t forget about that butter.

  3. Todd says:

    @Tom – Deep fried bad. Baked good. :) I hear ya though. I sometimes crave fried chicken.

  4. Todd says:

    First, welcome aboard @Carrie. Good for you making the healthy choices. Going home is always tough. Momma just knows what tastes good, even if it isn’t always the best for us.

    BTW, Love you, mom. (She reads here often)

  5. Anne says:

    I suppose it would be counterproductive to dip them in ranch. j/k Seriously, I make these for my kiddos, and they love them. I do allow them a tiny amount of organic ketchup though.

  6. Todd says:

    @Anne – Yeah, I’d avoid the ranch. :) I’ve never seen organic ketchup, but don’t doubt that it’s out there. Just watch the sugar content.

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