Flora’s seasonal food recipe: cinnamon sweet potato fries

9 Mar

3861058756_7176eaa187March, a time of year where we continue to be blessed with abundant root vegetables, leading to many exercises in creativity!  Currently in my fridge sits a bunch of sweet potatoes waiting to be cooked up into something satisfying and delicious.  So last night I decided to transform them into something sweet and savory to compliment the rest of my meal.  I made baked sweet potato fries, but not just any baked sweet potato fries, I spiced them up with some grounding and warming cinnamon.

Here is how my ordinary sweet spuds transformed into something to write about:

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes or 4 small/medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scrub the sweet potatoes, and cut them into matchsticks (for extra fiber and nutrients, leave the skin on)
  • Place them into a large bowl and drizzle them with olive oil until evenly coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place sweet potatoes in one layer onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, then with 1.5 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then turn them over with a spatula.  Sprinkle some salt and the rest of your cinnamon onto this side, and bake again for 30 minutes.
Serve as a side dish to your main meal, or as an appetizer for hungry family or friends.  Dip with some ketchup, mayonnaise, or even better, honey mustard (make your own by mixing honey + mustard together)!
Happy seasonal eating to all.
Photo courtesy of Renée S.
Post contributed by Flora, School Community Liason at Butter Beans, Inc.

2 Responses to “Flora’s seasonal food recipe: cinnamon sweet potato fries”

  1. thekitchenchaotic March 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    There’s just something so right about cinnamon and sweet potatoes, isn’t there?

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