Sweet potatoes are so good for you! There are many ways to prepare sweet potatoes, but baking them makes a very kid-friendly, gluten-free, side dish or afternoon snack.
Baked sweet potato fries are so easy and delicious and require very little preparation. They barely made it to the table for dinner … as you can see, one of the littles decided to help herself to the plate before I could serve it!
I like to estimate about 1 large sweet potato for every 2 people. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them into fry-like pieces.
Season them with salt and pepper and drizzle them some olive oil – about 2 to 3 tablespoons. I toss them together with my fingers to evenly coat the potatoes.
Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and then spread the fries in an even layer. The more spread out they are, the more evenly they will cook. If you cram a bunch of fries onto your pan, they will not cook as well. (Confession: I usually cram a lot onto the pan, simply because I want to have enough to feed the masses seated around my dinner table … if you notice the picture above, my fries are not so crispy! )
Cook at 425 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes. Using a spatula, gently turn the sweet potato fries over and continue cooking for another 10 to 15 minutes – maybe more if you like them very well done.
|Sweet potatoes … peel and slice|
|Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper|