Sunday, January 4, 2009

Yum Baby Food: Sweet Potato Fries!

Jack loves, loves, LOVES him some sweet potato fries! No kidding. Baking them in the oven makes them nice and soft...the perfect finger food.

Sweet Potato Fries

One garnet or jewel yam (these are both a sweet, moist, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato), peeled
1/2 T. olive oil (you can use less depending on the size of the yam)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick matchsticks, and toss with the oil. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake until the "fries" are tender and slightly crisp, about 20-25 minutes. (You want them a little on the soggy side so they can be eaten easily.)

Serve when the fries have cooled enough to handle. Store any leftovers in the fridge for a snack.


Delilah H. said...

e sweet potato often in making homemade baby food and for feeding to my toddler at meal times but hadn't thought of making FRIES! It's the perfect toddler finger food! Thanks!

sherrieg said...

My little guy loves these, too! Sweet potatoes have always been his fave.