Who doesn’t love a good french fry? A french fry made any type of way has been my favorite food since I was a child. I could eat them every.single.day if you let me.
I was the same up until a couple of years ago. I realized that eating french fries really held no good nutritional value or benefit for me. I started letting go of my beloved favorite fried veggie.
I wasn’t sure of the exact moment I realized I could have a similar love affair with Sweet Potatoes, but thank God I can.
- Help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging.
- Natural sugars are slowly released into the blood stream
- Major source of potassium & help regular heartbeat and nerve signals
- Contain Vitamin D plays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland.
- Good source of Vitamin B6 & C which produces collagen which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity.
I now make baked Sweet Potato Fries and feel like I am in healthy heaven when I eat them. You can make them sweet, spicy, & a variety of toppings. It all depends on what you feel like on a given day.
Here’s my simple recipe & steps for Garlic Parmesan Baked Sweet Potato Fries:
1. Start with two cleaned sweet potatoes
2. Cut the sweet potatoes into french fry pieces & soak them in water for 1 hour to get the extra starch off (if you want them extra crispy).
3. Place the Sweet Potatoes in a bowl in pour in the olive oil, sea salt, pepper & garlic seasoning. Take your hands and toss them in the bowl. Then place the fries on a baking sheet and place them in the oven on 420-450 for 20 minutes.
4. When they are ready, let them cool for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top and more salt & garlic (your preference) and dig in!
It’s first Friday, so that means the Fab Five is serving you up Sweet Variety! I’m so happy to see what my Fab Five Bloggers Gal Pals have cooked up with Sweet Potatoes too:
Kita | Kita is making Sweet Potato Casserole for one. This is for those who want to hide in their closets and indulge in their very own sweet potato casserole without making any for the rest of the family. It’s the holidays so you can be a little bah humbug and treat yourself.
LaShawn | LaShawn is making a Grown up Baked Sweet Potato with feta and sun-dried tomatoes. For those of us looking for alternatives to the traditional sweet potato this holiday season. This is not your mama’s sweet potato.
Mimi | Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes, turn sweet potatoes into your favorite side dish with a few herbs and olive oil.
MJ | Sweet Potato Grits. Love grits? Love sweet potato? Combine them for this delicious taste of fall and Southern eats. Enjoy with country ham, green onions and a splash of hot sauce.