We Love our sweet potato fries in this household. If you are a fan of fries, but want to try a healthier option, you will love these! Not only are sweet potatoes better for you than regular potatoes, but these are also baked, not fried. Sweet potatoes have high nutritional value, a 1 cup serving of sweet potatoes contains 65% of the minimum necessary daily amount of Vitamin C. Sweet potatoes are also high in calcium, folate, potassium and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant which converts to Vitamin A in the body. One serving of sweet potatoes can provide you with as much as 700% of the US RDA for Vitamin A. The Center for Science in the Public Interest rates sweet potatoes as the number one most nutritious vegetable because they such are so nutritionally rich. Sweet potatoes are low on the glycemic index, they have a glycemic load of only 17, when in comparison, a white potato has an index of 29.
- 4-5 potatoes – pealed and cut 1/2 inch long
- Olive oil – to coat
- 2 Tbsp rosemary
- 2 tsp. paprika
- salt – to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Line a sheet tray with parchment.
- In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat.
- Sprinkle with salt, paprika and rosemary.
- Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd.
- Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes.
- Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.