I must say that for years, I had an aversion to sweet potatoes. The only form in which I had ever encountered them was creamed with marshmallow on top. While most of my family loved these at Christmas, I did and do not. Not until my husband requested sweet potato fries did I reconsider this versatile vegetable. Now, I can’t imagine a pantry that is not stocked with a box of sweet potatoes. I love to chop one up and add it to vegetable soup. While sweet potatoes are on the sweet side of life naturally, they are not so sugary that they would ruin a good savory soup. On the contrary, they add a depth of flavor and texture along with a great punch of vitamins, flavor, and anti-oxidants.
As oven roasted fries, sweet potatoes are fabulous with a caramelized outside and a tender yet firm bite. These compliment any meat dish and pair well with rice, quinoa, and most other grains.
For a simple, non- processed meal, sweet potato fries are a great side. Easy to make, very healthy, and quite tasty- a great recipe. This is the time of year to purchase sweet potatoes, they keep for months so you can buy them in bulk at your local farmer’s market and stash them to grace your table all winter.
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries With Rosemary
4-6 Sweet potatoes
2 Tsp. dried Rosemary
Sea Salt to taste
Slice sweet potatoes into French fries. Place on cookie sheet, cast iron skillet, or baking stone. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat, sprinkle with rosemary.
Place in a 450’ degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Cook until tender with a nice bit of caramelizing. After 15 minutes, give the fries a stir flipping the potatoes over.
If you are not a fan of Rosemary, just omit the herb.
Try some, you will be glad you did.