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Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato friesSweet potatoes are regarded as a healthy alternative to the white potato but some say sweet potatoes are to white potatoes what brown rice is to white. In a head-to-head comparison, they are very similar. In a 100-gram portion, the white potato has 92 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 2.3 grams of dietary fiber, 2.3 g of protein and 17% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. The same amount of sweet potato, on the other hand, has 90 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, 35% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and 380% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A. The Vitamin C and A content may make sweet potatoes the winner but white potatoes are usually cheaper and are more versatile in recipes.

PREPARATION

1 Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Cut the potatoes into sticks (like French fries), keeping the skin on.

2 Toss the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven for about 25 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking, until crispy and golden brown.

 

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