Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked sweet potato fries are delicious, but it’s difficult to make them crispy – sweet potatoes tend to become soft when baked, even in a hot oven. The solution: cutting the sweet potatoes into thin fries and coating them in seasoned egg whites before baking. This helps make them crispier on the outside (though not a crisp as regular baked fries), and the yummy seasoning makes them absolutely delicious.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
 
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Recipe type: Sides
Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients
  • Olive oil cooking spray (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, unpeeled (2 medium)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme.
  4. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut each half in two, and then cut each quarter into ¼-inch-thick fries. Pat dry using paper towels.
  5. Place the fries in the bowl with the beaten egg whites to coat.
  6. Transfer the fries to the bowl with the breadcrumbs mixture. Toss to coat.
  7. Arrange the fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a little. Spray with olive oil spray.
  8. Bake 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from oven. Carefully turn the fries. Spray again and bake 15 more minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 146; Total Fat: 2g; Carbohydrates: 30g; Sugars: 4g; Sodium: 433mg; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 5g

 
Baked Sweet Potato Fries