Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Smoked Paprika

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Smoked Paprika
Uniform size is important so that all of the fries cook equally

Crispy, baked sweet potato fries with smoked paprika may be your new go to when craving french fries.  Sweet potatoes are a nutrition powerhouse, packing Vitamin A and C along with smaller amounts of other vitamins and minerals.  They also are a great source of fiber and have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes.   Foods with a low glycemic index (GI) tend to release glucose slowly and steadily into the blood sugar as opposed to foods with a high glycemic index which release glucose rapidly……this means you can eat these sweet potato fries without feeling hungry or tired an hour later.  Have at it!!

Toss the sweet potato sticks with evoo, smoked paprika, salt and pepper
Simply toss the peeled and cut potatoes with evoo, smoked paprika, salt and pepper

I love the smokey flavor of the smoked paprika, not to mention the little specks of beautiful red color it adds, but if this is not your thing, feel free to season these fries with salt and pepper alone or add some curry, cayenne or cumin in place of the paprika.

Place the sweet potato fries on a lined sheet tray and remove from oven to flip halfway through
Place the oiled and seasoned fries on a sheet try lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking
Halfway done and time to flip
Halfway through cooking, remove the sheet tray and flip the fries over for even cooking
TA-DA!!! Crispy sweet potato fries to serve at you next party
These crispy, baked sweet potato fries are an excellent choice along side your favorite burger or alone as a snack

You will LOVE these crispy, baked sweet potato fries alongside your favorite burger or sandwich or how about a snack on game day withe a side of roasted poblano, jalapeno and fresh cilantro aoli??  Get that recipe here http://www.hotdatedinner.com/roasted-poblano-jalapeno-cilantro-aoli/

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼ “ sticks

1 T evoo

½ tsp smoked paprika

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Toss the potatoes with the evoo, smoked paprika and a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper.  Place on sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 24-26 minutes, flipping fries over halfway through cooking.  Enjoy!!

Makes 2-3 servings