Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes

Wild Rice, Roasted Cauliflower, Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes


This recipe is automatically vegan when you use olive oil for preparation. And it's gluten-free when you use a preferred wild rice cooked to package directions.

I've written about the fabulous roasted cauliflower recipe from Gourmet before. And the rice was a Uncle Ben's Wild that was on sale. But the highlight of the meal, what I'm so proud of, is that I've finally found a way to have crispy oven-fries. Apparently, sweet potatoes have a higher amount of liquid in them, which keeps them from getting crunchy. Over Christmas, my sister-in-law gave me a magazine with an explanation and how to fix the issue.

I've edited and made the recipe a few times. And we've all been really happy. It's one kind of fry I don't mind Nora eating.

If you find a good recipe, you can pair the fries with a spicy ketchup for a much more adult meal.

This is such a cheap side dish when sweet potatoes are at their rock-bottom price. Since one sweet potato weighs about a pound, the potato cost just $0.39 cents. Corn starch and oil brings the cost to $0.50. Now that's a cheap, healthy snack!

Recipe for Sweet Potato Oven-Fries

  • 1 Medium Sweet Potato
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 (heaping) teaspoon Corn Starch

Cut the potato into shoestring-size fries. Put in a bowl and mix thoroughly with olive oil, then corn starch. Spread evenly on a pan. Bake at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes. Turn the fries over and bake another 7-10 minutes or until crisped.

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