The wee ones have been expanding their palates lately, which thrills me to no end. I love seeing them try new foods and – more times than not – liking them, too. When I find something they like, I want to make it for them so that they don’t “forget” they like it, which sometimes happens.
When at Trader Joe’s recently, the wee ones sampled sweet potato fries and loved them. I love that they’re healthy, especially since we don’t fry them. But why buy them frozen and ready to cook when they’re so easy to make?
Good question. In fact, I haven’t….
Sweet Potato Fries
*Optional. It tastes better with them, but it’s too much spice for the wee ones right now.
Julienne your sweet potatoes after washing them. Use a mandoline if you have it; otherwise just cut them into slices lengthwise then turn the slices flat and cut those lengthwise to make matchsticks. Note: two potatoes is about right for my family, with a little bit of leftovers.
Boil water, and add the sweet potato sticks. Parboil them for 2-3 minutes only.
Lay them flat on a baking sheet on a sil pat (or parchment paper). Sprinkle lightly with salt and any other spices you would like (the wee ones are good with just the salt part for now).
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes and serve warm. Watch them disappear!