Sweet potato fries

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Sweet potato is fat-free, packed with fibre and vitamins and has a lower glycaemic index than normal potatoes. In short, these are fries for people who don't eat fries, who have sworn off potatoes, or who don't wish to deep-fry. Serve with a bowl of yoghurt swirled with harissa chilli paste for dipping. They go equally well with drinks, a simple grill or an eggy weekend brunch.

Fry time: For a healthier version, leave the skin on, and bake instead of fry.
Fry time: For a healthier version, leave the skin on, and bake instead of fry. Photo: Edwina Pickles

Ingredients

700g sweet potatoes, peeled

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

sea salt and black pepper

1 egg white, beaten

1 garlic clove, finely grated

1 tbsp finely chopped parsley

Method

1. Heat the oven to 200. Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise into one centimetre slices, then cut each slice into long, thin chips. Toss lightly in olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin, sea salt and pepper, and scatter over a tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once, until tender.

2. Remove the fries and toss in beaten egg white, garlic and parsley. Raise the oven temperature to 210 and return the fries to the oven for a further 10 to 15 minutes (keep an eye on them in case they start to burn). Serve hot.

 

 

 

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  • Main Ingredients - Sweet potato, Eggs
  • Cuisine - Contemporary
  • Course - Snacks, Finger-food
  • Occasion - Cocktail Party, Barbecue, Midweek dinner

5 comments so far

  • I think ordinary potatoes are fat free too.

    Commenter
    Anna
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    Date and time
    February 25, 2015, 1:11PM
  • I do a much easier version with just sweet potato, thyme, cinnamon & cocnut oil.

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    Steve
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    February 25, 2015, 1:35PM
  • I do mine in a frying pan with a couple of centimetres of oil and they cook in six or seven minutes.

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    Linda
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    February 25, 2015, 6:27PM
  • Those chips look really unappetizing, overcooked, dry and chewy.

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    ANDY
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    Haberfield Heights
    Date and time
    February 25, 2015, 8:55PM
  • Not sure what is worst. Old fashioned deep fried potatoes in vegetable oil which are fatty vs cooking starchy food at high temperatures producing acrylamides, cancer causing chemicals, then on top of that using olive oil which has a low smoking point producing trans fatty fats , more cancer causing chemicals.

    I'll stick to home made deep fried chips in clean canola oil . !

    Commenter
    George
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    Sydney
    Date and time
    February 25, 2015, 11:34PM

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