Blame it on my Irish heritage, but I rather enjoy potatoes. In almost every form.
I once had a Poutine Italienne (that's spaghetti sauce over gravy over curd cheese over french fries) before going out for dinner. My purported excuse? I was pregnant. Yikes.
Happily, we are all capable of change.
In an effort to put a calming mechanism on this runaway train wreck, I began making it a habit of keeping it to home fries on an occasional basis and, of the sweet potato variety.
Sweet Potato Chili Fries with Roasted Garlic
- 3 sweet potatoes, washed and chopped into chunky pieces (skin on)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 garlic bulb, skin removed on cloves and chopped into chunky pieces
- 1+ 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or hot chili flakes (if desired)
- sea salt
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Place all ingredients together in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Spread potatoes and garlic onto a baking sheet (making sure they are not touching) and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, being sure to flip at least once.