Sweet Potato Fries in Coconut Oil

Sweet potato fries are delicious, and I love making them at home because they can be a little healthier. I usually buy pre-cut fries from Trader Joe’s, but when I got this MASSIVE sweet potato in my vegetable delivery, I knew just what to do with it.

I pulled out my mandoline and cut it into sticks. Perfect little fries. I usually use olive oil to make sweet potato fries, but this time, I decided to experiment with coconut oil. I thought a subtle hint of coconut would go really great with these fries, and it did. I definitely recommend it.

Coconut oil is a new discovery for me, and I’m in love. It smells so great. Don’t be put off by the fact that the oil is solid at room temperature. It melts easily. It’s high smoke point means that you can use it at hotter temperatures without burning it, unlike olive oil. It also adds a deliciously light hint of coconut to the foods you use it in, smells amazing as it cooks, and it’s a great moisturizer. Rub some on your hands or lips and watch it melt as it meets your skin. It’s pretty cool.

Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Put a tablespoon of coconut oil onto a baking sheet, and put it in the oven for a minute or two until it melts. Then, toss the sweet potatoes in it so they are fully coated, and season them with salt and pepper.

Bake the sweet potato fries for 15 minutes, and then toss them around. Bake them for another 15 minutes until they are browned and crisp. Yum!

Shopping list:

  • Sweet potato- 1
  • Coconut oil- 1 tablespoon
  • Salt and pepper
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