Sweet potato fries my weakness, I love them so. Salty and sweet, crispy and soft—I am besotted. The problem is, usually I enjoy these fries with a side of guilt. At restaurants they’re deep fried and caked in salt. So what about the frozen ones? They’re baked, so all good, right? Wrong. From all the frozen sweet potato fries I surveyed, they’re packed with preservatives, leavening additives and all sorts of unpronounceable ingredients to extend the shelf life and make them look a “natural’ shade of orange. So, what’s a lover to do?
Enter Sweet Potato Frites with Parsley, Seal Salt and Gorgonzola. They’re “frites” not “fries” so you feel a little better already, non? But there’s more, of course. These frites are baked, not fried, and they’re drizzled in the most tasteful amount of heart healthy olive oil and fresh herbs. For some bonus flair, I added a similarly tasteful sprinkling of gorgonzola—a cheese that packs a killer punch, making a little go a very long way. Oh, and did I mention that they come together shockingly quickly and with very little effort? Wins all around.
Go ahead and enjoy, unapologetically.
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup crumbled gorgonzola
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, packed
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Sea Salt
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Scrub sweet potatoes. Thinly slice unpeeled potatoes lengthwise. Slice in half, then cut into equally sized ribbons.
- Place sweet potato ribbons on a lined baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Toss to coat evenly and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, to taste.
- Cook for 18 - 25 minutes, depending on the size of your ribbons. Flip frites over after 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl toss fresh parsley, garlic and gorgonzola together.
- Sprinkle spice mixture over frites and serve immediately.
food for thought
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