Garlic and Thyme Sweet Potato Fries

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The Story

Not really a story here, but I have to fill the space for the sake of being consistent, so here we go. I love sweet potato fries. I think they're so underrated and I would love to be able to eat them with or for every meal. This combination of garlic and thyme is just one that marries so well, and I figured on a late night hunch to just put them together for the recipe. 

Some people like their french fries soft, others like them super crunchy, but I constantly find myself in the middle. Baking them (roasting them, really) keeps the flavor locked in without using a ton of oil to obtain it. It's a win-win, and who doesn't love a snack that makes your friends say, "Oh shit, this is vegan?" Yeah guys.. They're potatoes.

Pair these bad boys with ketchup, guacamole, or my favorite, Sir Kensington's Chipotle Fabanaise

Garlic and Thyme Sweet Potato Fries

Prep time: 10 mintues Cook time: 25 minutes Servings: 2

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Wash and dry the potatoes very well.
  2. To cut the potatoes into french fries, cut the tops and bottoms off the potatoes, then slice in half the long way, and trim down to french fry shapes. Not even fry will be the same exact size, but this is okay.
  3. In a large bowl, toss potatoes in oil, 1 tsp salt, pepper, thyme and garlic powder. Spread across a baking sheet, making sure no fries are touching.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, and sprinkle remaining salt as soon as they come out.