Ahh, glorious sweet potato, how I love thee. You are an inexpensive and highly nutritious veggie whose day job is being a carb. What could be better?
Honestly, these appear as a side dish more often than a snack at my house. But why not make these instead of slaving over a batch of cookies?
2 medium organic sweet potatoes or yams
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Scrub sweet potatoes clean. Cut into sticks approximately 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Place sweet potato sticks in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil and salt over sweet potatoes and toss to coat.
Spread sweet potatoes out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until soft and browning where in contact with the pan.
Allow to cool a few minutes on the pan. Serve with ranch dressing.
Yield: 5 cups (6-7 servings)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 35-45 minutes