Sweet Potato Sticks with Lime

These crisp and tender sticks of potato pack a nutritional punch. Each serving gives you 200 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin A required in one day.

Serves 8

Calories: 76.63

Fat: 1.79 grams

Saturated Fat: 0.27 grams

Cholesterol: 0.0 mg

Sodium: 169.75 mg

3 sweet potatoes, peeled

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 limes, each cut into quarters

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat liner and set aside.

  • Cut sweet potatoes into ½-inch sticks, each about 3 inches long. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper and mix well until salt dissolves. Sprinkle this mixture over the sweet potatoes and toss to coat.

  • Arrange sweet potatoes on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, turning twice with a spatula during baking time, until potatoes are crisp and tender on the inside. Serve immediately with lime wedges.

Sweet Potatoes or Yams?

Sweet potatoes and yams are two different root vegetables. What we in the United States call yams are actually sweet potatoes. Yams are members of the lily family, native to Africa and Asia. They are not as sweet as sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are members of the morning glory family. The soft varieties are most commonly sold in the United States.

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