As I was looking for healthy options in our family dinnertime, and trying to stay away from too many starchy carbs, my teenage son requested sweet potato fries! I'll be honest, I have never been a big fan of sweet potatoes, but found I really liked them cut into small sticks like this where there's more outside than inside... does that even make sense? lol So this is the result that we came up with! By the way, the picky teenage son loved this recipe! I know there's a lot of "approximates" but it really is up to you as you prepare this for your family and everyone's tastes and preferences on seasonings!
MJ's Baked Sweet Potato Fries
2-3 Large Sweet Potatoes
Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil for tossing (approx. 2 teaspoons)
Modena Balsamic Vinegar for tossing (approx. 2 teaspoons)
Sea Salt in a grinder (approx. ½ teaspoon)
Garlic Salt (approx. ¼ teaspoon)
Jamaican Jerk Seasoning (approx. ½ - 1 teaspoon...this added the perfect little sweet & spicy kick) We get our blend from our awesome friends at Savory Spice Shop
Green Onion for garnish (opt)
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup!
Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Slice into ½” planks then cut those into 1/4”-1/2” sticks. Put in a bowl….Drizzle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar (just enough to coat), sprinkle with a little garlic salt, a little bit of parsley flakes and the Jamaican jerk seasoning. Grind some sea salt over the top and toss together till coated. Spread sweet potato sticks out in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes, checking about halfway through and stirring it around a bit. When you pull it out of the oven, grind a little more sea salt over the top! I garnished them with just a few diagonal slices green onions and parsley. So simple, so good, and as a bonus, so very healthy for you! (serves 4-6)