Want Fries with That? Recipe for Sweet Potato Fries
Yes, please! DiSpirito's version has just 58 calories and no fat per serving.
Step 1: Slice 2 medium sweet potatoes into 1/4-inch sticks. Put sticks in a large bowl and sprinkle generously with salt. Let sit 20 minutes, then transfer to paper towels to absorb moisture.
Step 2: Return sticks to bowl, mist with nonstick cooking spray, and season with 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves plus salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne to taste.
Step 3: Spread sticks on a mesh wire rack fitted over a baking sheet (it's okay if you don't have a rack). Bake in a 450-degree oven until tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, April 2011.
Comments: I found this recipe to make 3 servings. Very delicious.
When baked for 37 minutes it still could you a minute or two, so I left it in there for another 5 minutes and some of the smaller fries were over burnt. Skip the salt & sit part of step one for quicker prep.