My husband and I really enjoyed these sweet potato fries. Not adding to much spice really allowed us to enjoy the wonderful sweet potato flavor. Next time, I will leave them in the oven a little longer to see if they will crisp up.
Oven Sweet Potato Fries
From EatingWell: EatingWell Serves Two
Making oven fries out of sweet potatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.
42 Reviews for Oven Sweet Potato Fries
These made a great side. I used cooking spray and seasoned to taste. They did not get crispy, but I still liked them. Next time I will cut them smaller.
I just made these and fell instantly in love! I used zero calories cooking spray (just sprayed the baking sheet and then a light layer over the spread out wedges) and added salt later to taste. I had to adjust the time though - about 6-7 minutes on each side should do it, especially if you cut them more shoe-string style.
I'm concerned about the canola oil. From what I've read, coconut oil would be better (yes, it's saturated fat, but its medium-chain triglycerides have a beneficial effect on the body). And for the reader who adds Splenda--!!!! Why don't you just sprinkle a little chlorine bleach on them?
As to the salt/no salt controversy, the reason recipes call for salt-free butter, then add salt, is that this way, the cook is in TOTAL control as to how much salt is added to the product (and what kind). If you add sea salt instead of table salt, the bigger crystals make the dish crunchier, and the salt contains more minerals, as a good side-effect.
Canola oil (aka Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed) IS one of the worst oils because the so called "good fats" that are supposedly in canola are destroyed during the deodorization of the oil (because it smells horrible) which is done at over 500 degrees F. So any omega-3 benefit that was there is GONE.
Also, canola is one of the biggest cash crops and is largely GMO based. Even with the genetic engineering, canola is one the most heavily pesticide treated crops around. Even more, most canola oil is extracted using a petroleum derived solvent hexane.
Still think that canola is the better than olive oil??
Not saying that all olive oil is created equal or that it is good for some cooking applications, but it's fine for most.