Listen up, folks! We’ve got a recipe that will rock your taste buds and leave you begging for more. Say hello to our Roasted Sweet Potato Fries or Rounds Recipe – a side dish so good, it could steal the show.
Now let me tell you why you need this recipe in your life. Sweet potatoes are the ultimate comfort food: sweet, flavorful, and packed with nutrients. Whether roasted, baked, fried, or boiled – they’re always delicious. And this recipe is no exception.
Our recipe is simple and straightforward – using only four ingredients – but it delivers a flavor punch that’s anything but basic. With crispy sweet potato rounds or fries, tossed in olive oil and seasoned to perfection, this dish is sure to be a hit with everyone.
But don’t underestimate these sweet potato bites just because they’re simple. With the right method and a bit of technique, these roasted goodies can be as addictive as any deep-fried treat. And when you add some honey and feta cheese to the mix, oh my goodness – you won’t even miss those French fries or other starchy sides.
Trust us when we say: once you’ve tasted these roasted sweet potato rounds or fries, you’ll never go back to regular fries again. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
If you’re looking for a sweet and savory side dish that will satisfy your cravings without making you feel guilty, then look no further! This recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato Fries or Rounds is exactly what you need. Trust me; this dish will leave such an unforgettable taste in your mouth that you’ll wonder why you never tried it before.
One thing I love about this recipe is that it only requires a simple 4-ingredient ingredient list, and it’s super easy to make whether you’re an experienced cook or not. All you need are some sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt, and butter, and in less than an hour, you’ll have a perfect side dish for your meal.
Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s also highly customizable. You can either cut the sweet potatoes into fries or rounds, depending on your preference, and add any seasonings of your choice to create unique variations. And trust me; these crispy sweet potato slices are so good that everyone will find them irresistible.
Oh, and did I mention the health benefits? Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamins B and C, and antioxidants that fight inflammation in the body. So not only is this dish delicious, but it’s also nutritious!
Whether as a salad topping or paired with your favorite meal, these roasted sweet potato fries or rounds will knock your socks off. Trust me; they’re not only a perfect side dish but also an excellent snack for any time of day!
For this simple 4-ingredient baked crispy sweet potato rounds recipe, you will need:
- Sweet Potatoes: This recipe uses sweet potatoes, preferably with a bright orange flesh, that are slightly firm and not too large.
- Olive Oil: You will need olive oil to toss the sweet potato rounds to ensure they are evenly coated before baking.
- Salt: To season the sweet potato rounds before baking.
- Butter: (Optional) If you want to add extra flavor, consider adding a small pat of butter to the sweet potatoes before baking.
That’s it! Just four basic ingredients are all you need for these delicious sweet potato fries/rounds. However, if you are looking for more variations and substitutions, keep on reading.
The Recipe How-To
So, you’re ready to make some yummy roasted sweet potato fries or rounds? Alright then, let’s get started! It’s a simple process and with the right tips, you’ll achieve that perfect crispy texture on the outside, tender inside.
To make the roasted sweet potato fries or rounds, we need:
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1-2 tsp of olive oil
- Salt to taste
- 2 Tbsp melted butter (optional)
- First things first, preheat your oven to 425°F. This will give us enough heat to bake our sweet potatoes crispy.
- Next, wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into either 1/2 inch thick fries or 1/2 inch thick rounds, depending on your preference.
- Now, in a large bowl combine the sliced sweet potatoes, olive oil and salt. Add melted butter if using any. Toss well to coat all the pieces evenly in oil.
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or lightly greasing it with cooking spray.
- Evenly spread out the oiled potatoes on to the baking sheet making sure they are not overcrowded; otherwise, they won’t get crispy. Place two baking sheets simultaneously in the oven if needed.
- For fries – bake for 25 minutes until golden brown; flip after 15 minutes of baking.
For rounds – bake for 20 minutes until golden brown; no flipping needed for rounds.
- Once done remove from oven and let cool for a couple of minutes. Serve hot with ketchup or mayonnaise dip.
- Make sure to pat dry your potatoes before you slice them, as wet potatoes can cause steam development while baking leading to soggy fries.
- Try adding different seasonings like curry powder, garlic powder, chili flakes etc., to enhance flavours.
- Use an appropriate amount of oil when tossing; too little will make them stick whereas too much will make them greasy.
- For crispy sweet potato chips – slice them very thinly using a sharp knife and deep fry until crispy golden brown.
- Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over freshly baked crispy rounds or cubes for a quick snack or dessert.
That’s it! With these tips under your belt, you’re guaranteed to have delicious sweet potato fries or rounds every time!
Substitutions and Variations
Listen up, folks. The great thing about this recipe is that you can always experiment and switch things up when making it. You don’t have to feel limited by the ingredients listed in the recipe. Roasted sweet potato fries or rounds can be modified in countless ways, depending on your personal taste.
For starters, if you’re someone who doesn’t like overly salty food, feel free to omit salt entirely or decrease the amount of salt suggested in the recipe. Alternatively, if you would like to cut down on calories, butter can be replaced with olive oil or any other healthier fat substitutes of your liking. This will still give an added savory taste without compromising on taste.
You may also consider adding some extra ingredients to make it more exciting. For instance, adding some cumin or chili powder alongside salt and pepper would give it a Southwestern twist. Furthermore, using brown sugar instead of salt would elevate the flavours and give a touch of sweetness more than a savory taste. You could also sprinkle some ranch seasoning mix to add depth to your dish.
If you want to go for something that is sweet and savoury together, add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup before throwing them into the oven for roasting. For all my cheese lovers out there, top them with crumbled feta after baking. The combination of sweet and salty flavours will have you craving for more.
Not just that, another version is to have diced sweet potato cubes coated in flour and deep fried until crispy. This will give you a different texture that is equally good as the roasted ones but just in their own way.
By exploring different combinations of spices and condiments based on your mood and preference while following this recipe lets you exercise creativity while cooking something fantastic!
Serving and Pairing
When it comes to serving and pairing roasted sweet potato fries or rounds, the possibilities are endless. These crispy and savory delights are a perfect side dish for almost any main course. You can serve them as a snack or appetizer, adding some crunch to the table.
If you’re looking for a healthy option, you can complement your sweet potato rounds with a green salad or roasted vegetables. The combination of greens with the crispy sweet potato makes for a balanced and nutritious meal.
But if you’re feeling more indulgent and looking for a hearty pairing, accompany your sweet potatoes with a juicy steak, pork chops, or grilled chicken. The sweetness of the potatoes will balance out the saltiness of the meat, creating a perfect harmony of flavors in your mouth.
For those looking to spice up their sweet potato fries or rounds, consider adding some honey and feta cheese on top. The honey provides an extra layer of sweetness that blends perfectly with the crispy texture of the potatoes. Feta cheese delivers the savory taste that cuts through the sweetness, leaving a tangy flavor that lingers in your taste buds.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to explore unusual combinations that could surprise you. Try adding some roasted garlic aioli on top or even dipping these fries into some caramel sauce for dessert. The options are limitless!
Whether you are looking for a salad topping or meal prep option, sweet potato fries or rounds make a delicious addition to your dinner table. Be creative with your pairing choices and enjoy this tasty dish alone or with company!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
You might be wondering if these roasted sweet potato fries or rounds can be made ahead, stored and reheated while still maintaining that fantastic crispy texture. The answer is YES!
To make-ahead simply complete the recipe in its entirety and let the potato fries or rounds cool completely. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
When it comes time to reheat your sweet potatoes, there are a couple of different options you can choose from. If you prefer to reheat in the oven, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet for about 10-15 minutes or until they’re heated through and crispy once again.
Alternatively, you can also reheat them in the microwave. Simply place your sweet potatoes on a microwave-safe dish in a single layer and microwave them for about 30 seconds at a time until heated through. Just be careful not to overcook them as they may become mushy in texture.
Storing these roasted sweet potato fries or rounds properly is also important for maintaining their crispy texture. Be sure to pat them dry with paper towels after washing and slicing them. Then store them in an airtight container with some paper towels or a dry tea towel inside to help absorb any extra moisture.
These delicious roasted sweet potato fries or rounds make for the perfect side dish or salad topping meal prep addition. With proper storage and reheating techniques, you can enjoy their crispy sweetness whenever you need it.
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you’ve gathered all the ingredients and are ready to start cooking, let me give you some tips to make sure your roasted sweet potato fries or rounds turn out crispy and delicious.
First of all, make sure to slice your sweet potatoes into evenly sized pieces. This will ensure that they cook at the same rate and you won’t end up with some pieces undercooked and others burned.
Another important tip is to use a sharp knife when slicing your sweet potatoes. A dull knife will not only make the task harder but can also result in uneven cuts.
Before roasting your sweet potatoes, pat them dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. This will help them become crispy rather than soggy.
When tossing the sweet potato slices or rounds with olive oil, be sure to use enough to thoroughly coat them without drenching them. Too much olive oil can result in greasy fries instead of crispy ones.
To achieve maximum crispiness, preheat your oven to a high temperature (425°F or 450°F) before baking the sweet potatoes. Also, use a baking sheet with plenty of space between the pieces so they aren’t overcrowded.
Finally, resist the urge to open the oven frequently while the sweet potatoes are cooking. Every time you open the door, heat escapes, prolonging the cooking time and making it harder for them to become crispy.
With these tips in mind, you’ll have perfectly roasted sweet potato fries or rounds every time!
Now that you’re a seasoned pro at making roasted sweet potato fries and rounds, it’s time to address some frequently asked questions. Here are some common inquiries about this recipe, along with my expert answers to help you troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
Why won’t my sweet potato fries get crispy?
When it comes to creating mouth-watering sweet potato fries, the key to success lies in ensuring they come out crispy instead of soggy. One way to achieve this is by avoiding overcrowding the fries on the baking sheet. It’s recommended to cook them in batches or spread them out over two baking sheets to prevent them from touching. This small tip can make a huge difference in the crispiness of your sweet potato fries.
What’s the best way to cook sweet potatoes?
When it comes to baking whole sweet potatoes, there are a few different time and temperature options to choose from depending on your preferences. A general guideline to follow is to bake them for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 400 degrees F; 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees F; or 1 and 1/2 hours at 325 degrees F. You’ll know they’re ready when you can easily pierce the center with a sharp knife and the flesh is tender. This allows for a perfectly cooked and delicious sweet potato that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Remember, cooking times may vary depending on the size and type of sweet potato you are using.
How do you cut a sweet potato into circles?
Let’s start by peeling the sweet potato and slicing it into circular shapes. You can either use a knife to chop them or a mandolin to make thinner slices.
Are roasted sweet potato fries healthy?
According to Willingham, there is little to no nutritional advantage in opting for sweet potato fries over regular ones since both types of potatoes have identical nutrient compositions. Furthermore, deep frying either type of potato can render it equally unhealthy. This suggests that the decision to choose sweet potato fries over regular ones should be based on personal taste preferences rather than perceived health benefits.
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And that, my friends, is how you make the most delicious roasted sweet potato fries or rounds! I hope that through this recipe guide, I’ve convinced you to give this dish a try. Imagine crispy, savory and scrumptious bites that will leave an imprint in your taste buds.
By following my simple recipe, you can create a fantastic side dish or even salad topping that pairs well with any meal. The ingredient list is short, and the preparation steps are quick and easy. Plus, with the various substitutions and variations discussed above, there are endless possibilities for customizing this classic recipe to your liking.
I know I’ve made you hungry, but rest assured that your patience will be rewarded when those golden-brown potato fries or rounds emerge from the oven. Take them out, sprinkle some salt and butter, and indulge in a symphony of flavors!
So what are you waiting for? Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and get started on this perfect side dish that is sure to impress both family and guests. Trust me; it’s as easy as pie – or rather, sweet potatoes fries or rounds!
Thank you for taking the time to read this article; I hope it helps elevate your culinary skills to new heights. Happy cooking!
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries or Rounds Recipe
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Scrub the sweet potatoes, leave unpeeled, and cut into fries or rounds. (Trust me, rounds are much easier!).
- Combine olive oil and melted butter.
- Arrange the potato slices, not touching, in rows on a baking sheet.
- Lightly brush the potatoes with the oil mixture; being careful to not use too much or the fries get mushy.
- Roast at 450°F for 18 to 22 minutes, or until they are golden and crisp, turning them once with a spatula.
- Transfer the potatoes to paper towels to drain, sprinkle them with the salt to taste, and serve them warm.
- Note: can be sprinkled with cinnamon sugar instead of salt.
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