Purple Sweet Potato FRies
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Purple Sweet Potato Fries

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Today, I’m delighted to share a recipe that is a colorful twist on a beloved classic: Our family’s version of purple sweet potato fries.

This dish has a special place in our home; it started with my great-grandmother, who was known for her vibrant garden full of purple sweet potatoes. She believed that food should be as delightful to the eyes as it is to the palate, and these fries became a staple at every family gathering. I remember watching her hands, stained a gentle violet, as she prepared these with love, and now, it’s a tradition I treasure with my own children.

Nutritional Facts

Per serving, these fries are approximately:

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 130% DV
  • Vitamin C: 35% DV

Total Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large purple sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • A pinch of garlic powder
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Prep the Potatoes: Start by washing and peeling the purple sweet potatoes. Cut them into fries, aiming for even thickness to ensure uniform cooking.
  2. Season: In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato fries with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until they are evenly coated.
  3. Bake: Spread the fries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a single layer. Bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 25 minutes, or until crispy. Flip them halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  4. Garnish and Serve: Once done, transfer the fries to a serving platter. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and sesame seeds for an extra pop of flavor and texture.

Purple Sweet Potato Fries

Recipe by Dr. Hailee
5.0 from 2 votes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

Try our family recipe for vibrant and delicious purple sweet potato fries. A colorful twist on a beloved classic!

Ingredients

  • 2 large purple sweet potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper

  • A pinch of garlic powder

  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped (for garnish)

  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)

Directions

  • Prep the Potatoes: Start by washing and peeling the purple sweet potatoes. Cut them into fries, aiming for even thickness to ensure uniform cooking.
  • Season: In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato fries with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until they are evenly coated.
  • Bake: Spread the fries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a single layer. Bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 25 minutes, or until crispy. Flip them halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • Garnish and Serve: Once done, transfer the fries to a serving platter. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and sesame seeds for an extra pop of flavor and texture.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 160kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 4g

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do purple sweet potatoes taste different?

In my culinary adventures, I’ve found that purple sweet potatoes do indeed have a distinctive taste compared to their orange counterparts. They offer a deeper, almost wine-like sweetness and a hint of earthy flavor, with a denser and creamier texture that makes them a delight in both savory and sweet dishes.

Their unique taste is a welcome twist that stands out in any recipe that calls for sweet potatoes.

Are purple sweet potatoes healthier than regular?

From a nutritional standpoint, purple sweet potatoes are often considered healthier than their orange counterparts due to their higher content of anthocyanins, the antioxidants that give them their rich, purple color.

These antioxidants are linked to various health benefits, including improved heart health and decreased inflammation. Both varieties are healthful, but purple sweet potatoes might just have an edge when it comes to antioxidant power.

Is purple sweet potato high in sugar?

I’ve learned that while purple sweet potatoes do contain natural sugars, they are not high in sugar content when compared to other sweet-tasting foods. They have a natural sweetness that comes out especially when roasted, but it’s balanced with their high fiber content, which helps to moderate blood sugar levels.

So, despite their sweetness, they are a healthier option that doesn’t spike your sugar levels like processed sweets would.

Wrap-Up

And there you have it, Violet Crisps, a dish that’s a feast for the senses! They’re not just an ode to my great-grandmother’s love for vibrant ingredients, but also a testament to the joy that simple, wholesome food can bring to a family’s table.

These purple sweet potato fries are a healthy, colorful side that pairs wonderfully with just about anything. Whether it’s a casual family dinner or a special occasion, they’re sure to be a hit. Enjoy the crunch, the flavor, and the memories they’re sure to create!

5.0 from 2 votes

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