I love fries. All kinds of fries. Curly fries, seasoned fries, sweet potato fries, pub fries; I love them all.
Okay, okay and I love dipping them in ketchup. Phew, I’m glad I got that off my chest. 🙂
What I don’t love about fries are the oils that they are fried in, most commonly being Canola oil. NO THANK YOU. I’ve been avoiding canola oil for about 5 years now for two main reasons.
#1 Canola oil is a refined oil that’s often partially hydrogenated to increase its stability, but this increases its negative health effects.
#2 Over 90 percent of canola oil is genetically modified.
There are more reasons but maybe that should be a topic for another post. This post is about Homemade Sweet Potato Fries! Sweet potatoes are well known for being the “healthy” potato. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. And to top if off they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus. That’s a powerful punch for a potato!
Add that to the all-mighty coconut oil, some sea salt and a few spices and you’ve got yourself a winner! These fries are easy to make and absolutely delicious. They are light on the seasoning because my 3.5 and 1.5 year old eat them. If I were making them for adults only I would probably double the paprika and black pepper amounts, and maybe even toss in a tad bit more cumin.