So I’ve always claimed that I don’t know how to cook – and I don’t, I’m learning when I have the time, so I was super duper pleased when I notched up this light, healthy meal for myself. Lately I have been loving sweet potatoes, and I’m desperately looking for new recipes and ways to try them out. On this particular day I made sweet potato fries and I just wanted to share with you the quick-student-friendly-way to make them 🙂 (I’ll share with you in a later posts as to how to make sweet potato chips/ or crisps – which taste so good when sprinkled with a little paprika and dipped in a chive and sour cream ranch.)
On this particular day I had made oven baked southern fried wedges, with grilled chicken, and a light salad on the side, drizzled with a little bit of salad cream all over – yum 😛
If you want to know the quick cheat way on how I made these sweet potato fries then continue reading this post. It serves about 2-3 people, depending on how hungry you are.
First you will need about six small to medium sweet potatoes which you then need to peel and cut into chips or wedges, whichever you prefer. Once you have done that you’ll want to pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6.
Once you have pre-heated the oven, you will need to wash and rinse out the sweet potatoes and then season them. You can season them however you like, however I just like to grab some easy-to-go quick pre-made seasoning and marinate the chips with some olive oil. I find that a whole packet of seasoning is enough to cover all six sweet potatoes. As for the olive oil, just drizzle on enough to marinate all the chips.
Finally once you have evenly marinated all the chips you can then pop it into the oven for 45 minutes. Now for me this is the hardest part because I always hate the waiting time for food to cook – I’m just like, “be in my belly already!” but it’s definitely worth it!
Read this post [h e r e] to read about some of the benefits of eating sweet potato – my favourite health benefit is that it is a good source of magnesium which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Which is great because as a stressy student it makes me feel less guilty about eating so many carbs haha x
I have to admit I did drizzle on bit too much olive oil, but in all honesty it did not taste as greasy as I had imagined. All in all for all three ingredients used to make the sweet potato fries it cost me less than £2.50 to make! (purchased from Aldi, coz this students on a budget yo!) This is definitely one of my easy to go to meals! I think next time I’m going to re-create this with a beautiful steak to accompany the chips.
I hoped you enjoyed this post, if you want me to share more easy recipes then do let me know, and I’ll share with you my food diary, one post at a time. Until the next post, peace and love