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Garlic Feta Sweet Potato Rounds

July 6, 2009

For those that may not know, I haven’t had a french fry in over 10 years. What started as a challenge to see if I could refrain from french fries turned into a lifestyle change. The most common question I get asked is if I feel like I’m missing out. Sometimes it feels a little awkward going to burger joints and not partaking in the communal fry basket, but I don’t mind so much anymore since I’ve found a healthy alternative to the fried crispy potato I used to eat. Sweet potatoes are chock full of vitamins and produces the same crispy salty taste we all love in french fries. There are so many different ways to use sweet potatoes in cooking, but I have found my favorite is to bake or grill them. This recipe is for savory sweet potato fries, but feel free to experiment with different toppings. Some alternatives is to coat the rounds in a mixture of cinnamon and maple syrup for an incredibly divine side dish. If you like spicy, toss the sweet potatoes with a mixture of paprika and curry powder.

Garlic Feta Sweet Potato Rounds

1 large sweet potato

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons salt

Cooking spray

1 tablespoon feta

Directions

Slice sweet potato in very thin slices. Microwave rounds until tender depending on your microwave (mine is 3 minutes). Lightly coat each round with cooking spray, garlic powder and salt. Do the same to the other side. I like to use my grill for this since it cuts the time in half and creates those nice grill marks, but if you have the time, you can put it in the oven for 20 minutes each side until it becomes nice and crispy. Top the sweet potatoes with feta and serve with a dallop of ketchup!

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