When you’re faced with the decision of which potato to pick, Janet Brill, a dietitian and author of several books on nutrition, recommends sticking with the sweet stuff. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients, like antioxidant pro-vitamin beta-carotene and potassium. For fries that are higher in fiber, try the following recipe. With just a little extra virgin olive oil and spices, these fries are likely to be better than what they’re offering at the bar.
Recipe: Baked Sweet Potato Steak Fries
Yield: 4 servings
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. Serve immediately.
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