Purple Sweet Potato Fries

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Hi, all! Today I will be sharing on fries. Speaking of fries, it instantly reminded me of McDonald’s french fries. How many of you love McDonald’s french fries as I do? To me, french fries  are often a must-have in McDonalds whenever I were to buy a meal there. It is soft on the inside, yet crispy on the outside. How do you enjoy your fries? some like it dipped in ketchup/ chilli sauce, some like adding seasonings. But personally, I love dipping my fries on a vanilla sundae cone, making it sweet and savoury and the combination of hot and cold makes it perfect.

However, it is very unhealthy to our body. According to Google, McDonald’s french fries contain 378 grammes of calorie in a medium serving. This means a consumption of 7-8 medium apples. Besides, they contain over 10 ingredients including preservatives to keep the fries sustainable.

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Some of you people out there had made a new year resolution, or determination to lose weight. Fret not! for there is a better than McDonald’s french fries alternative – purple sweet potato fries. This is a much healthier version as compared to the fries served in McDonalds due to its health benefits in a purple sweet potato, and it is baked not fried. With this alternative, you will no longer crave for french fries.

Purple sweet potato fries is simple to prepare, taking only 5 minutes and a total 25 minutes to serve. It is delicious, healthy and simple to prepare, requiring only a few simple ingredients which you can easily obtain at your nearby supermarket. Let us jump straight into the ingredients and preparation needed to prepare this snack.

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Ingredients for 1-2 serving:

  • Half of a medium purple sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (or maple syrup)

Direction / Preparation : 

  1. Wash and slice the purple sweet potatoes into thin strips
  2. Use a kitchen towel to pat dry the purple sweet potatoes
  3. Coat the purple sweet potatoes with cornstarch to absorb any moisture
  4. Spray some cooking spray/ vegetable oil on a foil
  5. Coat each purple sweet potato strips with the vegetable oil to make it crispy
  6. Heat your oven at 350-degree celsius, for 20-25 minutes
  7. Check your sweet potatoes with a toothpick/ satay stick if it is cooked (if it is soft, it is ready)
  8. Let it cool down for 5 minutes on a rack.
  9. Sprinkle on the salt, and drizzle it with the honey.

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This dish is crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside. Its natural sweetness makes it taste even better. Sprinkle on the salt with a drizzle of honey/maple syrup creates a perfect balance. I would highly recommend you to give it a try!

For those of you who doesn’t own an oven at home, you can still create this dish using a bread toaster by slicing it into big thin pieces (make sure it could fit into the bread toaster), and using a toothpick to check a few times. Once it is soft, you know it is ready! Then, slice those pieces into thin strips and sprinkle with the salt and drizzle with some honey/ maple syrup.

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There are many health benefits that you can gain by alternating the unhealthy french fries that you buy to this healthy, yet delicious sweet purple potato fries. The key benefit of this sweet potato is they are high in vitamin B6 which helps to tone down the chemical degenerative disease such as heart attack. Besides, they generate an excellent source of vitamin C which helps to heal the wound, deal with our stress level, and rebuild collagen which our skin needed in term of youthful elasticity. Finally, consuming sweet potato wouldn’t cause blood level spike easily.

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Now, you can say goodbye to the usual store bought, unhealthy french fries and say hello to your new favorite purple sweet potato fries

 

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