Baked Sweet Potato French fries are a great low calorie healthy salty side dish.
Instead of frying them in oil I baked them! Sweet potatoes are so nutritious.. they are high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C and they are a great pre-workout carbohydrate!
Sweet Potato French Fries
1 extra large sweet potato (or 2 medium)
1 tablespoon canola oil
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400F and grease a baking sheet. Cut the potatoes into fry shapes (thick or thin), then soak them in water for around 45 minutes. This is the important step to make them crispy! Drain, and pat dry. Toss the fries with the oil in a large bowl. Spread the fries on the baking sheet and add salt & pepper. Bake 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through. For even crispier fries, feel free to leave them in longer or broil for the last 1-2 minutes. (I like mine crispy and you can see some burnt ones in the picture!)
Serves 2: about 165 calories, 7g fat, 3.8g fiber!