Baked Sweet Potato Sticks

Baked Sweet Potato Sticks
Staff Writer

Safeway

That vibrant orange color isn't just for show — sweet potatoes are actually an amazing source of vitamin C, along with other daily recommended vitamins. This recipe gives them a healthy crunch by baking them, rather than frying. 

Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut into 1/2-inch wide sticks
  • 2  Tablespoons  butter, melted
  • 2  Teaspoons  ground nutmeg
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 

Place the potato sticks in a medium-sized bowl and, using hands, toss with  the melted butter. Season with the nutmeg and salt and arrange them skin side down, 1 inch apart, on a baking sheet. Bake until outsides are crispy and insides are tender, about 20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
32g
36%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
38g
29%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
23µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
14mg
1%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
31mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
70mg
5%
Water
193g
7%

Baked Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Baked Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.