A Twist to Gluten-Free Fries!

by | G+ Amy Leger

This weekend as the family was out of town and in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan my sister-in-law experimented with the traditional gluten-free french fry!  MMM sweet potatoes!

I’m not a big sweet potato eater, but made as french fries, they were great — and pretty good for you as well.   Sweet potatoes are healthier for you than regular potatoes.  In fact, the Center for Science in the Public Interest named the sweet potato the top “Super Food for Better Health” saying the sweet potato is…

“A nutritional All-Star — one of the best vegetables you can eat. They’re loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Bake and then mix in some unsweetened applesauce or crushed pineapple for extra moisture and sweetness.”

But I’m also going to recommend the sweet potato fries that my sister-in-law made.  They are similar to the regular french fry recipe I’ve suggested before with a few twists.  This one serves four children and four adults.

4 just-bigger-than-hand-sized sweet potatoes
Olive oil
Garlic salt (We used McCormick)

Cut them up in a steak-fry style and put them in a big zip-close bag.  She pre-cooked them for a 3-5 minutes in the microwave with a little oil in the bag.

After giving the potatoes a head start in the microwave, she spread them out on a cookie sheet and seasoned them with the pepper and garlic salt (you can cut these spices out or add other spices to your liking as well), she baked them in a 425 degree oven.

We like them crispy so I would recommend for that, make sure the fries are lying flat on the pan with no overlap.  Cook 15-25 minutes — depending on how crispy you like them.

Another great thing about this gluten-free recipe — It was also something easy that she had the ingredients for in her house — no special trips to the store!

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