If you're tuning into the Super Bowl this Sunday, then I know you're looking for some good eats. Even if you're not watching, you'll still love these sweet potato fries!
Unlike their name, they're baked, not fried - Point one for healthy and delicious.
Sweet potatoes are rich with antioxidants, which rid your body of free radicals. They contain anti-inflammatory agents, which come in handy for jumping up to cheer your team, and they're full of potassium, which keeps muscles from cramping, both on and off the field - 2 Points for comfort and movement.
Last but not least, the spices, smoked paprika, ginger and turmeric are also anti-inflammatory agents. They all aid in digestion and help sooth the stomach - Touch down!
Best reason to bake up these fries? They taste amazing!
What you'll need:
3 pounds sweet potatoes or golden yams
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. salt
Pre-heat oven - 350 degrees.
Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Slice potatoes into wedges - You determine peeled or un-peeled.
Wash sliced potatoes thoroughly in cold water to remove starch, and towel dry - place between two dry towels - to remove excess moisture.
Place in a large bowl - set aside.
In a small bowl or cup, combine the spices until well blended.
Toss the potato wedges with olive oil.
Sprinkle the potatoes with 1/3 of the spices.
Toss with salad tongs or spoons.
Continue to sprinkle, and toss, turning the potatoes so that all wedges get spiced.
Toss a few more times for good measure, and then spread wedges on the prepared pans.
Bake until golden - times will vary depending on your oven - but approximately 35-40 minutes.
Check them frequently, and turn periodically to keep from burning.
These are great on their own - Or - for a fun healthy meal, serve them with 10-minute three bean chili.