Friday, October 17, 2008

Super Food, Sweet Potato Fries

Have you heard of the Super Foods? These are a combined list of foods naturally high in vitamins and nutrients our bodies need. You should try (no one is perfect!) to eat as many super foods, or concentrate your cooking with them, whenever possible. It's not too hard, since they're some of the tastiest foods around.

Although I find Sweet Potatoes on some SF lists and not others, I consider them a great eat! They're a nutritional all-star. Why are they so good? They're packed with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Important, important, important, and yep, important.

Here's a list of the top 5 'Super Foods' found in North America, and here's Wikipedia's list.

Sweet Potato Fries are healthy, but also easy (my cooking middle name!) and delicious! They make a great side dish for fish, Enchiladas, Chickpeas with Spinach, chili or Cauliflower Soup. Or use them as a finger food/appetizer. They're great plain, or you can make a yogurt dipping sauce for them.

Sweet Potato Fries
from Cooking Light

2 (8-ounce) peeled sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 425.

Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise; cut each half lengthwise into 6 wedges (or more, I like mine a bit smaller, so they will brown/crisp a little more).

Combine sweet potatoes and remaining ingredients in a bowl; toss gently to coat.

Place wedges on a baking sheet (do not overlap); bake at 425 for 25 minutes or until very tender.

More sweet potato recipes:
- Sweet Potato Patties, from Exclusively Food
- Creamy Sweet Potato Soup, from Simply Recipes
- Sweet Potato Pot Pies, from 101 Cookbooks
- Roast Sweet Potato, Feta and Walnut Salad, from Exclusively Food

Guten appetit!


Skye said...

mmmm yam fries. soooo goood. try them with yogurt, honey, coriander, cumin and lime sauce.

Monavie Scam said...

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Laura said...

@ skye- Sounds great! Will definitely try your yogurt sauce.

@ monavie scam- Thank you for the comment and tip.