The challenge with baked sweet potato fries is that it’s difficult to make them crispy – sweet potatoes tend to turn out soft when baked, even in a hot oven. In this recipe, cutting the sweet potatoes into thin fries and coating them in egg whites helps make them crispier on the outside (though not a crisp as regular baked fries), and the seasoning makes them absolutely delicious.
Makes 4 servings
Total time: 40 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Olive oil cooking spray (about 1 teaspoon)
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons whole wheat plain breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pound sweet potatoes, unpeeled (2 medium)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with olive oil cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme.
4. Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut each half in two, and then cut each quarter into 1/4-inch-thick fries. Pat dry using paper towels.
5. Place fries in the bowl with the beaten egg whites to coat.
6. Transfer fries to the bowl with the breadcrumbs mixture. Toss to coat.
7. Arrange fries in a single layer on prepared baking sheet, spacing them a little. Spray with olive oil spray.
8. Bake 15 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven. Carefully turn fries. Spray again and bake 15 more minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Per serving
Total Fat 1.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 433.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29.9 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Sugars 4.6 g
Protein 5.1 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4 points