I love garlic. It’s good with so many things! Sweet potatoes are also a staple at my house. So, one evening I baked sweet potato fries in the oven and experimented with the seasoning on a whim. Garlic powder and dried rosemary. Voila! Yet another yummy way to eat sweet potatoes! And garlic, of course. 😉
This recipe is pretty easy but also somewhat unique, a twist on familiar flavors. You can try it with different seasonings as well; I suggest some seriously tasty variations below. I actually just tried the cumin, chili powder, and lemon zest (I had lime in mind but didn’t have any) one today and loved it! The zest and seasoning together formed a semi-crispy coating on the fries. It was very satisfying. These “fries” are great as a side.
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Then cut them into thin fry-like shapes. I cut each sweet potato in half first and then cut the fries from the shorter halves. They don’t need to be completely uniform; mine vary in shape. Just make them somewhat similar in thickness/volume so they all get done at about the same time.
Next, on a baking sheet, coat the fries with oil and add garlic powder, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Arrange the fries in one layer on the pan. I like to use parchment paper, but that is optional.
Bake at 420 degrees for 20-25 minutes. You can also broil them (without parchment paper, of course) for a few more minutes at the end to get them a little crispy on the outside, which is really good too. Once soft all the way through, remove from oven and adjust seasoning to taste if needed. Yum! Enjoy, and leave a comment about the flavor(s) you try and which one is your favorite!
Garlic & Rosemary Sweet Potato “Fries”
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Dash of pepper
- Preheat oven to 420. Peel the sweet potatoes if you desire. Then cut them into thin fry-like shapes.
- Grease a baking sheet and place the fries on it. Coat them with oil and season with garlic powder, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Spread them out in one layer on the pan.
- Bake at 420 for 20-25 minutes. If you would like the outsides to be a little crispy, turn on the broiler for a few extra minutes at the end.
- Once soft all the way through, remove from the oven and adjust seasoning to taste. Serve.
- Cajun seasoning (and a bit of salt, if needed)
- Cumin, chili powder, lemon or lime zest, and salt
- Salt & pepper