These fries are SO GOOD, SUPER ADDICTIVE and honestly as easy to make up as the frozen variety (and cheaper too). I’m serious! They’re browned, caramelized and slightly crispy on the outside, and soft, sweet and tender on the inside. Yum, Yum! I will admit that these fries are not going to be crispy, like fries that have been fried, they tend to be softer like steak fries.
In the past few weeks these fries have become our new favorite dinner/lunch side, and one of the kid’s favorite after school snacks. I hate even calling these fries, because fries have such a bad rap, and these are healthy. I call them fries because it gets kids excited to try them, but between you and me, these are really just roasted sweet potatoes in fry form!
See, these fries make my kiddos silly and happy! I’m even getting the thumbs up from Eli’s friend Robby. Make these fries up for your kiddos and they will be happy to!
These fries are SUPER easy to make. Just take a sweet potato, slice it up into fries, toss the fries with a bit of olive oil and coarse sea salt, and then bake them in the oven for 20 minutes. The whole process from start to finish takes roughly 25 minutes. Let’s be honest, most frozen sweet potato fries take 25-30 minutes to bake up, and they’re frozen peeps, while these take less time and are fresh! Hmm… fresh or frozen, not much of a decision here.
Sweet potatoes are complex carbohydrate that contain protein, so they’re the perfect lunch/dinner side or snack because they fill you up, so you can eat one sweet potato and not be hungry or tired later. Bonus! Sweet potato fires are also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A and potassium.
I baked up some fries for lunch the other day and paired with my favorite kale salad, and I have to say that I was one happy Marin mama! This lunch kept me full and satisfied until dinner!