Sweet Potato Cheese Fries
Eating cheese fries is like being swaddled in your softest, comfiest sweatshirt (yep, the one with holes in it). We wanted to up that cozy factor for fall, and that’s how our recipe for sweet potato cheese fries was born. Think: oven-roasted sweet potato wedges, plenty of sharp cheddar and textural toppings that remind you of autumn, like pepitas and dried cranberries. The results are snacky enough to satisfy a craving, but without all the deep-fried carbs…because #health.
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges
Extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
Sliced avocado, cilantro, crema, pepitas, dried cranberries and lime wedges, to serve
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. On a baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with a few tablespoons olive oil, the chili powder and cumin; season generously with salt and pepper. Spread into a single layer and bake until the sweet potatoes are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
3. Top the sweet potatoes with the cheese and return to the oven until melted, about 5 minutes.
4. To serve, top with sliced avocado, cilantro, crema, pepitas, dried cranberries or any desired toppings; serve with lime wedges.