Food For Thought: Make Your Brain Happy with Superfood Snacks

Craving French fries? Why not try sweet potatoes that are still crispy, but healthier white potatoes? The bright orange color means it is high in an important antioxidant, beta carotene. This low-calorie snack is a good source of fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. It can also help reduce risk of some cancers. From testing this recipe, I have a few suggestions that should help even novice cooks be successful.

Cooking tips:

  • Small, round potatoes are easier to cut into fries.
  • Baking time will vary depending on your oven. In mine, it took 20 minutes on the first side and 10 on the second.
  • Mix the oil and seasoning well before combining with the fries in the bag, to ensure that the fries are evenly coated.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

6 sweet potatoes, cut into French fries
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Combine in a plastic bag -- sweet potatoes, canola oil, taco seasoning and cayenne pepper.
  3. Once all the ingredients are in the bag, securely close the bag and shake until all the fries are evenly coated.
  4. Spread the fries out in a single layer on two baking sheets and bake each side for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown on each side. Once brown, flip them and cook on the other side until brown.
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