Happy New Year!
Now that we have survived the holiday madness and settled back into life, it is time to get back to blogging. I wanted to share with you one of my go-to side dishes. I enjoy these year long, whether I am on the Whole30 challenge or not.
I first had sweet potato fries while living in Boston, and I still look forward to buying them from food trucks along the Charles River when I attend the annual Head of the Charles Regatta. Knowing these are not that healthy for you when they are fried, I thought I should find a better way to create them at home, however.
I had made oven fries with russet potatoes, so I used a similar method and came up with this simple recipe.
Sweet Potato Oven Fries
4 large sweet potatoes
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Scrub sweet potatoes, and cut them in the shape of fries.
Toss with olive oil and kosher salt. (Be generous with the oil and salt—fat adds flavor, and salt is yummy.)
Bake in a cast-iron or dark colored pan for 35–40 minutes until caramelized.
Tina’s Tip: try it with the rib-eye rub or Creole seasoning for some extra pop, or consider serving with a chipotle-lime aioli.