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but these were the best batch so far without a doubt. honestly, i don’t think i can even call what i’ve been making “sweet potato fries” after tasting what i made last night 

i prepared these ahead of time so that all i had to do was cook them once we got to our friend’s apartment to watch the superbowl

i made these a little differently:

1. preheat oven to 450

2. once the sweet potato is chopped, put it in a large ziploc bag with a little bit of cinnamon and a little bit more garlic powder and a dash of salt [enough to lightly cover all the fries - you don’t need much at all]. shake up the fries so they’re coated

3. in a large bowl soak the fries in warm water for ten minutes - [genius!! i read to do this online, it gets off some of the starch]

4. lay sweet potatoes on paper towels and pat dry

5. in the same bag, add two egg whites and the sweet potatoes (about the equivalent of 1 sweet potato)

6. lay sweet potatoes on a single layer on cookie sheet lined with tin foil and sprayed with pam

7. cook for 15 minutes, flip them, and bake for another 10-20 minutes, depending on how thick they were cut

my friend (one of the three, I’ll leave it up to your imagination) is the pickiest eater - doesn’t eat vegetables, doesn’t like sweet potato fries - he LOVED these

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal 

de-freaking-lishushhh. make this now

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries


Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

workin’ it for the camera


These fries were really easy to make and they’re a perfect side to a light lunch because they’re not deep fried or drenched in oil and fats. very healthy, very simple :)


  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb zucchini, cut into 4-5-inch sticks

1. Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment (or whatever non-stick method you prefer).

2.Cut zucchini into even 1/4 inch spears

3. Whisk eggs with 2 Tbsp water and place in a shallow dish.

4. Place Panko, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish and mix to combine

5. Place flour in a large zipper bag.Place zucchini in the bag with the flour and shake until well coated. 

6. Dip the zucchini into the egg and then into the panko, turning to coat well.

7. Place breaded zucchini on the baking sheet.

8. Bake 18-20 minutes, until golden brown.

9. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce 

[They’re best the first day, but to store leftovers, store in a single layer on a plate, wrapped with ziploc. Reheat at 375 degrees for 5-7 minutes, until heathed through]

recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride

i’ve made plenty of sweet potato fries before, but this time i went for a much more savory flavor

i made a wet mix of egg whites, garlic powder, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and pepper

and added some sauteed garlic 

i chopped up two small sweet potatoes 

to keep them crunchy after baking, i shook them in a plastic bag with 1 teaspoon of baking powder

and then added the wet mixture and shook ‘em up again…

then split up the sweet potatoes into two batches and put them in the oven for 12 minutes at 450 turning over after 6 minutes

while in the oven i mixed together half of the garlic i had cooked before, grated parmesan, a little thyme, a little garlic powder, and salt and pepper

then it was back to plastic bag! mixing the seasoning in with the fries, and i poured in a tiny bit of olive oil to get the parmesan to stick

et voila! [served with a fancy tomato aioli … slash ketchup]

and since i just happen to be one of those people that prefers an whole meal for dinner, i had a tuna melt on the side :)