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General Health and Wellness | June 23, 2015

Jinu’s Favorite Homemade Sweet Potato Fries!


When I entered college I knew I wanted to continue eating healthy and started seeking out healthy cooking alternatives to fast food and greasy dining hall options. I found several easy recipes that provide similar tastes to the unhealthy foods I craved, and I’m always hunting for new ones!

I recently started craving french fries again, an old favorite, but I know that french fries from the drive-thru are one of the worst foods for me, with loads of sodium and saturated fat. So I started baking sweet potato fries in my own oven and to my surprise they taste even better than regular french fries! It takes just a few ingredients, that may already be in your kitchen, and sweet potatoes are a complex carb, with more nutritional value than regular white potatoes.

You’ll need:

A large sweet potato

¼ cup of olive oil

1 tsp garlic salt

½ tsp black ground pepper


First, take the skin off the sweet potato with a potato peeler and cut the sweet potatoes into the shape of french fries, as thick or as thin as you like!

Next,  use a medium sized bowl and pour the olive oil, garlic salt and ground black pepper. Mix in the cut sweet potatoes until they are coated.

Lay the fries out on an olive oil greased baking pan and bake them for 30-40 minutes depending on how crispy you want them.



Written by Jinu Stephen, Events & Initiatives Intern

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