How I miss thee French fries. Let me count the ways.
- You’re full of starch and fat and ZERO nutrients.
- I can never get enough of you, and keep eating when I’m already full.
- You make my tummy, hips and thighs swell up like a balloon with all your salt an empty carbs.
Yes, even I was once in an unhealthy relationship with French fries. But come to think of it, can one be in a healthy relationship with fries? You can if you’re Paleo! And if you roast sweet potatoes tossed in coconut oil and fresh herbs and spices. These sweet potato roasts are the perfect substitution for the devilish twice-fried carboholic’s nightmarish paradise – the dreaded SAD French Fry! But there is hope. A White Knight has come to rescue us from fast food hell. Because these Primal treats are heavenly.
Paleo Sweet Potato Fries
Total Time to Make: 40 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
- 1 large sweet potato
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line sheet pan with parchment or coat lightly with coconut oil.
- Peel sweet potato if preferred, but do not rinse. Slice sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch strips.
- Add potato strips to medium mixing bowl with coconut oil, rosemary, pepper and paprika. Toss to coat potatoes well.
- Spread fries in single layer onto sheet pan without crowding. Sprinkle on salt.
- Place sheet pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Carefully remove sheet pan and turn fries over with tongs. Place sheet pan bake into oven. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, the fries are golden and crispy.
- Remove sheet pan from oven and serve fries hot with your homemade Paleo Ketchup.
Sweet potatoes pack so much flavor and goodness it’s hard to believe it took so long to get them into French fry form. But don’t be fooled by mainstream versions of this Paleo-tastic treat. Commercial sweet potato fries are full of trans fat and lacking in flavor. Not to mention heavily salted and all but tasteless. Just save yourself the trouble and cut, toss and roast these jokers in your own oven. It’s well worth the 30 minute wait.