Fri-yay happy French fry Friday! Haha really it isn’t a think, although my oldest daughter wishes it were. Last week I shared my Golden Turmeric Garlic Fries but we make sweet potato fries far more often than any other fries so of course I also have a Golden Turmeric Sweet Potato Fries recipe to share. These don’t have the garlic but still the turmeric and a few of my favorite spices like cinnamon, cayenne, and fresh grated ginger! Such a great combo of flavors I wish I could better describe it but they aren’t sweet, a little spicy, but oh so good.
Some days I can’t get enough roasted sweet potatoes and try to roast up a whole bunch to keep in the fridge but S (my oldest daughter) is just like her mama and sneaks them all the time and eats them up so they never last. I always buy the jumbo Costco bag of sweet potatoes now, when they have them, and fries are a fun way to switch things up. In the summer we make them a lot on the grill, usually larger fries, but in the winter not so often.
I’m not a big ketchup person, which is funny because as a kid I remember putting it on mac n cheese and on top of scrambled eggs when I had to eat them, or salsa as I got older. S is the biggest ketchup lover, but she isn’t as obsessed as one of her friends who has it on everything, pretty much she only has it on fries and a couple other things. I decided to play with ketchup and blended up a quick Cranberry Ketchup to go with these fries. I will have to make another batch of these fries because I was going through photos and got a sudden craving to eat them with nut butter, crazy maybe but sweet potatoes and nut butter together are so good.
If you’re looking for a reason to make fries you don’t need more reason than these are healthy baked fries with a turmeric boost. I’m so hooked on turmeric right now and have been for over a year now but it’s helped so much with inflammation post workout and I love it with a sweet or spicy twist. I also think there is something about that bright yellow golden color that just makes me smile, like beets. Both of which stain, I have countless towels and shirts to prove it but that doesn’t stop the love.
Whether you’re looking to switch up your sides or want to eat them for dinner, yes as I posted in my post last week sometimes we have fries for dinner. No not all the time or that often but it happens and there’s nothing wrong with eating healthy sweet potato fries for dinner.
Golden Turmeric Sweet Potato Fries
Makes 4-6 servings
2lb sweet potatoes
1 TBSP coconut oil, plus more or spray to lightly coat pan
1/2tsp ground turmeric
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1/4tsp cayenne pepper
1tsp sea salt
pinch fresh ground pepper
1 TBSP Fresh grated ginger
*Turmeric can stain so if you are new to using it just a note of caution. I cannot tell you how many white kitchen towels I’ve stained over the years with turmeric. I’ve also made the mistake of wearing my favorite white shirt while making turmeric golden milk and smoothies. Nothing to be scared of it’s like beets, and if you don’t know I wouldn’t want you to be surprised.
Preheat oven to 450F. Line 2 baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with extra virgin olive oil or non stick spray of choice. In a small bowl mix together turmeric, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and pepper. Peel potatoes and slice into about 3/8″ fries. We use a mandoline to julienne them but you can also cut them by hand. If cutting into a larger size you will just need to adjust cooking time accordingly. In a large bowl toss potatoes with coconut oil and mix with your hands until well coated. Next add the blended spices and toss to coat, again noting that turmeric can stain so you will want to wash your hands right after and avoid contact with clothing. Spread fries on prepared baking pans in a single layer. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes, turn/toss fries and rotate pans and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown and done. Toss or sprinkle with fresh grated ginger. Enjoy!
2-14.5oz cans diced no salt tomatoes
1 TBSP evoo
1/4c chopped onion
1 clove garlic, grated
2 TBSP coconut palm sugar, or brown sugar
1/2c TEST apple cider vinegar
1 tsp sea salt
1/4c dried cranberries
This will make a couple cups of ketchup and be more than you need for a few batches of fries. Drain tomatoes, about an hour well drained. Heat oil and add garlic and onion. Cook about 5 minutes sautéing. Stir in drained tomatoes, salt, sugar and cider vinegar. Reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes. Blend in Vitamix, or high-speed blender, with dried cranberries until smooth. Chill and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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