Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Posted on January 8, 2012 | by

Love those artery-clogging, deep-fried French fries? Start the New Year off right by putting a healthy twist on those fries. Baking these sweet, sweet potatoes at a high heat ensures a soft inside and slightly crisp and caramelized skin without all the added fat of frying. Plus, one serving supplies all your daily vitamin A and a third of your daily vitamin C—with the extra bonus of FIBER.

Ingredients

    • 6 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds)
    • Canola oil cooking spray
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 500°.

Peel potatoes; cut each lengthwise into quarters. Place potatoes in a large bowl; coat with cooking spray. Combine sugar, salt, and peppers, and sprinkle over potatoes, tossing well to coat. Arrange potatoes, cut sides down, in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes; turn wedges over. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown.

Servings: 6

Nutrition Per Serving:

Food weight: 1.5, Calories 162 , Fat 5g, Protein 6g , Carbohydrate 22g , Fiber 2g, Cholesterol 17mg, Iron 2mg, Sodium 505mg, Calcium 102mg

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