By Dr. Janet Brill
Packed with nutrients, especially the antioxidant pro-vitamin beta-carotene and the blood pressure lowering mineral potassium, this potato is your best bet for a low-calorie, high-fiber, complex carbohydrate.
Next time you’re faced with a potato decision, orange or white, choose the orange for a nutrition-packed sweet treat.
Baked Sweet Potato Steak Fries
The addition of fresh rosemary and extra virgin olive oil give these sweet treat beta-carotene gold mines an extra antioxidant kick!
Yield: 4 servings
You Will Need:
· 4 sweet potatoes, large
· 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
· 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
· ½ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 425º F. Spray a large cookie or baking sheet with olive oil nonstick spray.
Half the potatoes lengthwise and then quarter them into steak fry wedges.
Toss the wedges with the oil, rosemary and salt in a large bowl.
Place potatoes in a single layer on the baking pan with the skin side up.
Bake in oven about 20 minutes then turn potatoes so the opposite side is face up.
Bake an additional 20 minutes.
Per Serving (one potato):