The sweet potato is one of the world's healthiest foods and delicious, too! Read all about the health benefits of the sweet potato right here:http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64 I love to eat sweet potatoes and they lend themselves well to a variety of preparation methods. Here are two of my favorites!
Sweet Potato Fries
Ingredients: 4 sweet potatoes -- i like to make lots :D 2 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp season salt (I probably use a bit more but I LOVE season salt)** ** Be aware that most season salt has sugar in it. If you are trying to cut out sugar, either look for one without sugar or season with sea salt, a dash of red pepper, a dash of cinnamon, and a sprinkle of paprika)
~ Slice the sweet potatoes into french fry shape. If you are lazy like me, you will just cut circular slices about 1 cm in thickness and then slice those in half to make half-moon shapes.
~ Place the slices into a ziplock bag and drizzle in the olive oil. Add the season salt or the seasoning mixture. Mush the bag all around until all the pieces have some seasoning and coating on them.
~ Spread the sweet potato fries onto a baking sheet in a single layer. You will probably need two sheets and you can put them on seperate racks in the oven just fine. I like to spray the top with olive oil spray or Pam cooking spray but it works fine without that step.
~ Bake at 400* for about 30 minutes or until the fries are slightly browned. Enjoy!
~ I dip mine in sour cream.....
Sauteed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: 4 sweet potatoes 2 tsp olive oil sea salt
~ Cut the sweet potatoes as described in the above recipe. Layer onto a microwave safe plate and cook on high power for 5 minutes.
~ Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
~ Add the sweet potatoes and cover. Allow to cook for a minute or two and then stir/flip/etc. Cover and repeat.
~ Once the potatoes are fully cooked through, emove the lid and turn the heat up for a bit of browning. The moisture will evaporate and the potatoes can be easily moved around the pan until they brown lightly.