Paleo Style Crispy Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Prep time:  10 minutes

Cook time:  30 minutes

Total time:  40 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

-4 small-medium sweet potatoes (we prefer garnet), 6-8″, 2-3″ in diameter

-3 tablespoons olive oil or melted coconut oil (this amount is not an exact science..enough to make sure all your sweet potatoes are coated and glossy but not drowning!!

-Sea salt to taste

-Optional seasonings

 

Instructions:

1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees and lightly grease 2 cookies sheets or line with parchment.

2.Peel sweet potatoes, but do not rinse them……you need them dry so the oil adheres.

3.Slice your sweet potatoes into french fries – Keep the pieces equal in size and thickness. Fries should be between ½” and ¾”.

4.In a large bowl, toss the fries with the olive oil (or raw coconut oil – just melt in micro first then toss with fries). Also, toss fries with seasonings if you prefer. Some ideas are minced garlic, paprika, cayenne, Cajun seasoning, chipotle powder, chili powder, Italian seasoning. (I wait to sprinkle sea salt on them when the potatoes are on the cookie sheet.)

5.Spread the fries out in a SINGLE LAYER on a cookie sheet. Do not crowd your fries!

6.Sprinkle the fries with sea salt.

7.Place no more than two cookie sheets in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.

8.Remove cookie sheets and using tongs, flip the fries over, they should be golden on the flipped side. Return the cookie sheets, flip flopping the cookie sheet positions.

9.Cook for another 10-15 minutes until the fries are golden and crispy.

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