Paleo Recipe for Sweet Potato Shoestring Fries

The right side dish can elevate a boring pork chop or bunless hamburger to favorite-dinner status. What's a bunless burger without fries? These sweet potato fries provide the perfect solution.

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Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/Arijuhani

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

2 large sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/8- to 1/4-inch strips. Place in a large bowl, add the arrowroot powder, and toss until the fries are lightly coated.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, thyme, salt, and pepper. Heat in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds, until the coconut oil is melted. Stir with a fork to combine.

  4. Add the seasoned coconut oil to the sweet potatoes and toss with two wooden spoons to evenly coat the fries with the oil.

  5. Arrange coated fries on the baking sheets, making sure the fries aren’t touching. Bake for 15 minutes, and then flip and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until desired crispness.

  6. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with additional salt, and serve immediately.

Per serving: Calories 164 (From Fat 65); Fat 7g (Saturated 6g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 164mg; Carbohydrate 24g; Dietary Fiber 3g; Protein 2g.

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