Hey, ya’ll, look! I found Mr. Potato Head’s wife!
SWEET Mrs. Potato Head.
We received this beaut of a vegetable in our weekly farmbox from Good News Farm. I couldn’t wait to slice that baby up and toss it in some oil, spices and into the oven for a blissful snack on one of these freezing Michigan days!!
These are dangerously good; I don’t even know what to call them besides ‘OMG Sweet Potato Fries’ because ‘OMG’ was the only thing that kept coming to mind as I was thoroughly enjoying these. Maybe sweet potato just hits the spot for me, but I have a feeling that I’m not alone and these will be a big success for you too. I actually made only half of the sweet potato at first (for two people), but the fries really cook down quite a bit. I just couldn’t get over how yummy they were so I went ahead and made a second batch with the other half!
Oh, the perks of a human head-sized sweet potato. 🙂
My advice with these is to adapt the spices to your preferences. I really only eyeballed everything so the amounts in the recipe are not exact, but I don’t think they should be. They are merely a jumping off point. Not a huge fan of cinnamon? Tone that one down and add a bit more of something else. Want more of the benefits of turmeric in your life? Then add a little more organic PURE turmeric powder to the mix and call it a heck of a day.
Whatever you do, you’re going to knock it right out of the park! So don’t hesitate to pick up an extra couple sweet potatoes next time you’re out and about 🙂
- 1 very large sweet potato or 2 medium ones
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- ½ tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- Preheat oven at 350°F.
- Slice sweet potato(es) into strips. The thinner they are, the faster they'll cook and more crunchy they'll be on the edges. Sweet potato fries tend to be softer overall, but having thicker cut fries will ensure that they are more chewy, if that's what you desire.
- Coat the fries with oil and spices and mix well so all of the fries are covered thoroughly. You can adjust the spices according to personal preferences.
- Place on a cookie sheet or baking stone and spread out so none of them are overlapping.
- Place in the oven for 30-45 minutes, flipping them over about halfway through. Remember, the baking time really varies depending on how thick or thin you cut your fries. Just keep an eye on them, and take them out when they are golden brown around the edges.
Now, over to you! Is there any other spices you think would be a good on the fries or any additional ideas for all the sweet potato lovers out there?
Sending warm love your way,