Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

For people who want the lovely indulgence of French fries without breaking their diet – low-carb, low-fat, low-sodium or whatever – sweet potato fries always make a good alternative to regular potato fries, especially when they’re baked in the oven instead of actually fried. The tricky thing about oven-baked sweet potato fries, however, is how to make them crispy. This recipe provides a nice solution to the problem.

What’s the solution to making crispy oven-baked sweet potato fries? According to this recipe, it’s all about adding egg whites to the coating mixture for the fries. The egg white prevents the fries from burning even as they’re baked in the oven. This clever recipe is from Jenny of Healthy Crush.

Ingredients

2 sweet potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil (plus a little more for brushing the parchment paper)
1 egg white (optional, but creates crispiness!)
Sea salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 450.

IMPORTANT: Put baking sheet in the oven to heat up by itself for 5-10 minutes! This is a necessary step in getting them crispy.

Cut sweet potatoes into thin sticks. Whisk together egg white, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl. Put sliced potatoes in the bowl and coat well with the mixture.

Brush a piece of parchment paper (large enough to cover baking sheet) with olive oil. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can use tin foil, but parchment paper gets them crispier!! Line up potato slices on parchment paper – DO NOT let them touch! Another important element in the crispiness.

Put the parchment paper on top of the already-hot baking sheet. Bake for 10 mins and then flip the fries over with a spatula and bake for another 10 minutes (or until desired crispiness is attained).

 

Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: Healthy Crush.

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