• Baked Garlic & Herb Sweet Potato Fries

    I love fries; who doesn’t? But with a thyroid that functions as badly as mine does, fries are simply not an option…ever. The best I can do is to steal one off of Ric’s plate every now and then, having been many years since I ordered my own…and as for cooking them myself? I’d say it’s been at least 20 years since I’ve even done that.  Today, however, I saw a photo, and suddenly, a fry sounded so darned GOOD!  :)

    Since I never have white potatoes in the potato bin, I grabbed one of the sweet potatoes that I bake for Rickey every now and then. It worked just fine!

    I let these soak in very salty water for about an hour.

    I let these soak in very salty water for about an hour.

    Coat with anything you like. I used the ingredients below, and I did not measure the amounts.  Some people enjoy cinnamon on these as well.

    Coat with anything you like. I used the ingredients below, and I did not measure the amounts. Some people enjoy cinnamon on these as well.

    Ingredients

    Sweet Potato Salt Water Olive Oil Garlic Powder Minced Onion Powder Herbs, if desired (I used oregano, cilantro, and parsley.)

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and line a baking pan with foil.

    1. The first thing I did was peel, slice, and put in soak in some very salty water.  The good thing about this type of fry is that a working mom can actually make these easily. Just peel and soak in the fridge to be “fried” the next day. Of course, you do lose nutrients if they stay in water that long.

    2. Pat dry and coat with olive oil. I probably used 2-3 tablespoons.

    3. Shake minced onions and garlic power over potatoes and toss to mix well.

    4. I just tore up some fresh herbs and stirred them in, coating potatoes.

    5. Bake until they are as soft or as brown as you desire. I had to remove from oven before they were browned because Rickey was ready to eat. To brown better, I put under the broiler, and I would say do NOT do this. The taste was fine, but the broiler does burn the herbs, which is why I have no finished photo for you. Ric said they were great, however!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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