God’s gift to the health conscious man.
Sweet potatoes have a relatively low glycemic index, meaning they release sugar into your system at a slower rate – which ultimately gives you a steady flow of energy. They are also high in Vitamin C, D, B6, Iron, Magnesium & Potassium!
So in other words gimme all the damn Sweet potato fries you can find because they are good for me! Right?!! Not exactly! In all realness, “fries” essentially are considered un-healthy because of how they are cooked, not what is being cooked. So if you ordered Sweet Potato chips that were deep fried… let’s not kid ourselves… it would still be “un-healthy” because of all the oil it’s being soaked in and all the nutrients that are being lost in the process! BUT, if we bake them… ahh HA, there’s our answer!!!!
Let’s get in to it…
Prepare a baking tray with baking paper & pre heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius
Cut your sweet potato into long strips (the size of your rude finger) and about a centimetre wide! While you’re at it, chop up your garlic!
Pop the sweet potato strips into a bowl, add in a generous amount of olive oil, garlic, paprika, oregano, sesame seeds (makes it crunchy!!) fresh rosemary (broken up) and salt & pepper. Cover the top of the bowl with tea towel and grab the sides with both hands & mix everything around to spread the spices and oil evenly (without dirtying yourself in the process)
Lay your sweet potato strips onto your baking dish, spreading them all out evenly. Drizzle just a tiny little bit more of olive oil & salt on top
Pop in the oven. After 15 minutes flip your fries over/ mix them around. Leave in oven for another 15 minutes. You’ll know they are ready when they are a little crispy on the outside! Let them rest for about 5-10 minutes to crispen up!