I am constantly on the prowl for healthy, flavorful, affordable side dishes that are easily prepped and enjoyed. Last night, I was tempted to pop a frozen pizza in the oven and call it a day, but then I saw the sweet potatoes on my counter and decided to stop being lazy and just make a real dinner already. I paired these delicious baked sweet potato fries with a pan-cooked ribeye, but you could serve this side dish with chicken or salmon cakes or add some marcona almonds & chèvre and call it a meal.
Garlic Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries
This side dish is the perfect pair for steak or burgers.
- 1 pound organic sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 4 cloves fresh pressed garlic
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- Prep the potatoes. Cut each sweet potato in half, then put the flat side down and cut into 3 or 4 slices, depending on the side of the sweet potato. The goal is to make all of your “fries” the same size. Place cut sweet potatoes in bowl. Add EVOO, fresh rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper, and mix with your hands until each piece is adequately coated in all ingredients. Pour and spread onto a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, then turn up the heat to 425 for 15 minutes. Halfway through cook time, turn the sweet potatoes to every side is equally glorious. Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy! Serve with a chipotle mayo or greek yogurt & honey sauce for added pizzazz.