Updated: November 5th, 2020
With peak sweet potato season right around the corner, this is a perfect fall recipe to make as a snack or dinner side dish.

Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. Vitamin A has a long list of health benefits, including protecting eye and skin health. Using olive or coconut oil to bake the fries enhances your body’s ability to convert beta-carotene into vitamin A. Thanks to online nutrition student Emily Connors for sharing this recipe!

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • Enough olive oil (or coconut oil) to coat the sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 teaspoons Curry powder
  • Splash of lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut ends off of the sweet potato and cut lengthwise into sticks (or your shape of choice).
  3. Put sweet potatoes in a bowl and add enough olive oil (or coconut oil) to lightly and evenly coat them; season with curry powder (about 1-2 teaspoons) and a splash of lemon juice. Combine well.
  4. Transfer potato slices to a baking sheet and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through.