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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Baked Sweet Potato Fries


It's tough to believe that one of the sweetest and most delicious vegetables is also one of the best for you. Most people associate sweet potatoes with thanksgiving, but I think that they should be eaten all year 'round. And I have to say, when you're in the mood for a nice tasty snack there is nothing easier and tastier than some savory, sweet potato fries! (well not really fries, since I bake 'em!)

Let's discuss the nutritious nature of sweet potatoes. They are one of the "super vegetables" and many people say that sweet potatoes may in fact be one of the healthiest vegetables for you. They are full of vitamin A and vitamin C, vitamin B6 as well as proteins which are unique to root vegetables. Sweet potatoes also contain antioxidants which help to eliminate chemicals which damage cells. Want to know more nutritious info about sweet potatoes? Check out this analysis.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients
1 sweet potato
2 egg whites
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 F
. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and a little olive oil to ensure your potatoes do not stick.

Chop the sweet potato into your desired shape. (I like matchstick.)

Whip two egg whites together in a boil and drench your sweet potatoes in the egg white mixture. Lay them out on the wax paper and garnish with salt and pepper to taste. Pop them in the oven for 20-30 minutes, and voila!

- Lou

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1 Comments:

At May 17, 2010 at 1:46 PM , Anonymous Shirley said...

I love sweet potatoes (& happy to know that they are soooooo good for you) but I tend to boil, mash & add butter & brown sugar...Obviously, not as good for you as your recipe, & yours sounds very "delish" & makes for a good snack too...Thanks for another great recipe, Miss Louberry...

 

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