Vegan Sweet Potato Fries

Perfectly crispy on the outside with a soft, tender center – these vegan sweet potato fries are super fast, easy, and definitely my favorite dinner ever. A delicious vegan, gluten free dish.

Sweet Potato 1

Coming at you with something savory on this Monday! I’m definitely the biggest dessert/breakfast fan, but every now and then I plan on sharing our favorite savory dinner recipes! I’m so excited about this one, because I eat it like 5 times a week EVERY week.

This week is going to be pretty crazy at school – I’ve got a professional development conference after school until 7pm Wednesday night, then the next day is parent teacher conferences which go until past 7pm – talk about a couple of long days! Luckily I’ve got the perfect fiancee and I know he’ll have some of these beauties waiting for me when I get home. Joe actually came up with this cooking method and I’ve been obsessed for like over a year now. The perfect man and healthy vegan sweet potato fries…what more could a girl ask for?!

Sweet Potato Fries 2

Can I just start by professing my undying obsession with sweet potatoes…one of my favorite foods of all time. Literally could eat them every day and never get tired of it. I love them for how insanely delicious they are, and an added perk is the ridiculous amount of health benefits they have! Vitamin A in the form of beta carotene in addition to tons of other vitamins and minerals, potassium, and fiber.

The other day someone told me they had never had a sweet potato and I kinda had to hold myself back from punching them in the face. Okay I shouldn’t say that cause I’d never punch someone but COME ON! You’ve been missing out for way too long. OR if you think you don’t like sweet potatoes cause of a crappy cooking method you experienced when you were younger or some childhood trauma like that, try these. TRUST, they will not disappoint.

Sweet Potato Fries 3

These vegan sweet potato fries aren’t fried, but they aren’t baked either. They’re a stove top version – I use a grill pan, but a cast iron pan would be great too. I haven’t tried in just a regular skillet, but I’m sure it would work out fine. I slice up the potato long ways, into big slabs, cook them in the pan for about 15-20 minutes total, then slice them into fry shapes. After that, your options for customizing are endless! I usually go with some type of homemade tomato based sauce or hot sauce, and we pair it with a big side of sautéed veg (brussels are my other true love). If you’re a toppings person, load it up! I used bell peppers, onions, and jalapeños for these, but you could literally throw anything on these and it’d be awesome. A perfect Super Bowl recipe, no? Have a great week! And eat some fries.

Sweet Potato Fries 5

[close]

Vegan Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 1 plate of fries

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • Any toppings you'd like! Bell peppers, onions, jalapeño, etc.

Instructions

  1. Heat your burner to medium high heat. You may want to spray your pan with nonstick spray - I use coconut oil spray to avoid having to clean up a sticky nightmare of a pan.
  2. Cut the sweet potato into half inch slices (long ways, so that they look like big slabs, not circles!)
  3. Cook the sweet potatoes on medium high heat for about 7-8 ish minutes on each sides. All stoves vary in terms of heat/cook time, so just watch and make sure they're tender before you take them off!
  4. Slice into fries and serve.
http://beamingbanana.com/dinners/vegan-sweet-potato-fries/