And then God created the carb. And it was good.
Is there anything better than a plate full of carbs? Well, maybe a plate full of cheese and carbs. But that's another post for another day. Today, we focus on the healthy option on the spectrum of delicious carby goodness. Baked Sweet Potato Fries!!! Sweet potatoes don't have to be relegated to Thanksgiving festivities- they're the perfect solution for a carb craving without majorly giving in and indulging in a visit to McDonalds. Plus, I'd go as far as to say this at-home healthy version of the french fry is even more delicious than its fast food counterpart. I mean, who invented such deliciousness? And they're healthy, too? Get out of town with that business. Too much awesome to handle. I could eat sweet potato fries all day every day. Except I would probably overdose on Vitamin A- there's 219% of your daily allowance in one serving. So much vitaminzzz! Let's get cookin'.
1 Sweet Potato
Salt & Pepper
1. Place a half spoonful of coconut oil on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Wash and cut the sweet potato. My Mom somehow cuts sweet potatoes in perfectly even strips. I, on the other hand, do not. It's just not a skill I possess. Uneven sweet potato fries taste just as yummy if you ask me.
3. In a bowl, drizzle sweet potato with olive oil and mix until they are all coated. Sprinkle with cinnamon, a tiny bit of pepper and generous salt.
4. Remove the pan from the oven and distribute melted coconut oil across the baking sheet.
5. Lay out sweet potato across the baking sheet, making sure not to crowd the pan. (That's why I only cook 1 sweet potato at a time.)
6. Cook for 15-20 minutes, then turn the fries over.
7. Cook for another 15-20 minutes, then remove from oven. I tend to prefer my fries a little on the darker side. If you're not a fan of the char- remove your fries from the oven after cooking for around 25-30 minutes.
*Note: Cooking times also vary depending on how thick you slice your fries. Just keep an eye on your oven, friends :)