Sweet potato fries are very trendy lately and there is no surprise why. First of all, they are low in calories versus regular potato fries. They have that little sweet taste that makes them unique and every time we eat sweet potatoes we feel transported somewhere else. But they are also a superfood. They contain a big quantity of beta-carotene, making them a great antioxidant. If I continue with the good news, a large sweet potato holds more than 100% of your daily needs in Vitamin A. Sweet potatoes are also known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-aging (Vitamin A, C and E) properties, and would also have an impact on blood sugar regulation thanks to the B6 vitamin. They are also great companions for those looking for foods that can help maintaining high energy levels. And if you are still not convinced, their quantity of magnesium would also have an impact against stress, promoting relaxation and calmness.
Now a few facts on sweet potatoes: contrarily to regular potatoes that are tubers, sweet potatoes are actually roots. They originally come from Central and South America and were brought back to Europe by Christopher Columbus after his first trip to America in 1492, being sent later to Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines and other countries of South-East Asia.
Ok, now let’s get to these fries. What to keep in mind? First of all, watch out when cutting the raw sweet potato: it is a bit tough, requires some strength so make sure to not hurt yourself. Second, the secret of these sweet potato fries lies on 3 ingredients added only at the end of the roasting: garlic, paprika and salt.
And as in this blog there is very little processed food, the ketchup is of course homemade: find the recipe here.