Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

  • These baked garlic sweet potato fries are a great side dish for any burger or whenever the craving hits! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    It’s been interesting trying to kick my butt back into a normal routine. I was so used to waking up around 8 every morning in Taiwan and then slowly getting ready for the day. Jason and I would then stroll on over to our favorite coffee shop and then breakfast spot in the city. It was all so relaxing and perfect. I’ve been trying to catch up with work emails and projects and also trying to get back into the blog routine. It was really nice to not have to write or post anything for two weeks. I felt like I had so much TIME in the day! Don’t get me wrong, I love writing and sharing things with y’all but man, it sometimes is a total time-suck!

    I went back to Pure Barre the first time on Sunday and oh my gosh. I have been sore ever since. It didn’t help that I took a 75-minute seat intensive class. Do you know how much my hamstrings and butt muscles hurt? Getting out of the car is painful, even getting up from my chair is painful! Who knew two and half weeks off would make my body so out of shape?! And I thought hiking and biking in Taiwan would’ve saved me ;)

    These baked garlic sweet potato fries are a great side dish for any burger or whenever the craving hits! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com  These baked garlic sweet potato fries are a great side dish for any burger or whenever the craving hits! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    I love love LOOOVE garlic fries. If a restaurant offers it, you bet I will order it. I’ve made regular garlic fries on the blog before (and an awesome almost-apartment-burn-down story to go along with it) but I wanted to make garlic sweet potato fries because well, who doesn’t love a good ole sweet potato? I made these almost three months ago when I was on a sweet potato kick and oh man, these baked garlic sweet potato fries are just as good as the fried ones! They’re slightly healthier than their fried friends but all the same delicious! I posted the lightened up kale Caesar salad on Monday so pretty much going along with the whole ‘healthy’ scheme for the week for my post-vaca detox.

    These baked garlic sweet potato fries are a great side dish for any burger or whenever the craving hits! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

    These are a great side dish for any burger or whenever the craving hits! 
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 45 mins
    Total Time: 50 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
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    Ingredients

    • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut lengthwise
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
    • 5-6 cloves of garlic (more or less depending on your garlic preference), finely minced
    • Handful of parsley leaves finely chopped
    • Salt (start with 1 tsp and go up from there if needed)

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and spray baking sheets with cooking spray.
    • Evenly divide the potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheets and drizzle the potatoes with 1/8 cup of vegetable oil.
    • Bake for 30 minutes or until they're tender and cooked through, flipping them halfway through the cooking process.
    • After 30 minutes, feel free to crank up the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and let them bake for another 15 minutes to get more brown and crisp, if desired. You can totally omit this step.
    • Immediately place potatoes in a large bowl and toss with the remaining 1/8 cup of vegetable oil, garlic, parsley, and salt.
    • Serve warm.

     

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  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Ooh, those different sets of muscles can hurt when workout routines change. Hope you heal fast, Julie! Your sweet potato garlic fries look absolutely scrumptious! Love that they are lightened up. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Such a yummy fry recipe! Love it!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    One of my most favorite foods to order out!! Now maybe I’ll make them at home :) Great recipe!!

  • Tieghan says:

    These fries look amazing. I mean, they even look like you fried them, but they are baked!! So awesome!

    Hope the soreness goes away soon!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    I loved your photos from Taiwan on instagram! Makes me want to travel, soon!!! These fries look awesome, pinned!!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    These have to be the most perfectly crispy looking baked sweet potato fries I’ve seen. How do you cut them so perfectly? I feel like mine are always a mess!

  • marla says:

    LOVE these sweet potato fries!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says:

    its always so hard to get back into rhythm of things esp after such wonderful vacation….and garlic fries, yum yum yum

  • Heather Christo says:

    Gralic fries always remind me of baseball games- but these are just solo much better than the traditional old stuff!! look great Julie!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Doesn’t garlic fries relieve pain? I would totally eat a basket of these to keep soreness at bay! These look amazing!

  • Kristen says:

    I love sweet potato fries! When I’ve tried to make them at home it was a charred mess. I will try your method sometime.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I love garlic fries, these look even better with sweet potatoes!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    Isn’t getting back into the swing of things a stinker after vacation? Ugh. Wishing you luck with it! These fries look fabulous – so crispy, light and delicious!

  • DessertForTwo says:

    I’m a total whore for sweet potato fries. These look awesome!

  • Gaby says:

    Perfectly delicious!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    These sound amazing!! I love garlic… and fries SO much! And seriously I was probably that sore after the tiny workouts I did this week lol Embarrassing.

  • Kathryn says:

    Man, I love sweet potato fries. Cover them in garlic? You’ve totally won my heart.

  • Meredith says:

    A big plate of sweet potato fries is the perfect snack and bring on the garlic!

  • bev @ bevcooks says:

    Uhhhh yeah this is happening.

  • Lynna says:

    Whoaa, these are totally calling my name. I love me some sweet potato fries!

  • Francesca says:

    These look awesome. just made some frites in our kitchen too – but the nostalgic (not healthy) kind. I was getting antsy and remembering our trip to greece. sweet potatoes + garlic + parsley.. yum!!!

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane says:

    Great tip to crank the oven temperature up at the end. I love sweet potato fries, but always struggle to get them as crispy as I would like! I’ve never tried garlic fries, sweet or not, but the thought of them is making me hungry!

  • Kristi says:

    Hello! I just wanted to say that THIS LOOKS SO DELICIOUS! I have pinned it to my “Must Try” Pinterest board. I also wanted to ask what sort of plug-in you use for your recipe card? It is so simple and nice. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Julie says:

      Thanks for the share, Kristi! I use Easy Recipe Plus. They have templates you can use but mine is customized.

      • Kristi says:

        Awesome! Thanks so much!

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