July 18, 2011

RECIPE: Sweet Potato Wheels

I had a sweet potato sitting on my counter for a while, so I decided to  turn that into my lunch yesterday. It was SO GOOD that I just have to  share--it's not much of a "recipe", more of a "method". But either way,  you've got to try it!

Sweet Potato Wheels

Sweet Potato Wheels (because "Wheels" sound so much more fun than "fries" or "rounds")

1 large sweet potato (mine was 12 oz)
cooking spray
salt & pepper to taste

Set the oven to 'broil' (mine has high and low, so I chose high). Peel  the sweet potato and slice into thin slices (about 1/4 inch). Spray a  baking sheet with the cooking spray, and then lay all the sweet potato  pieces out on the sheet.

Place the wheels on a sprayed baking sheet

Spray the tops with a little cooking spray and then  sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Put the sheet under the  broiler until the tops are starting to burn darken in spots, like this:

When they look like this, flip them over

I think it took about 10 minutes for mine. Flip each  piece over, and put the sheet back under the broiler. When you can smell  the sweet potato goodness, and they look like this, they're done:

Pile them all on a plate and devour them.  Share them with someone, because this is probably at least two  servings. I ate the whole batch for about 280 calories, which was  totally worth it. These taste just like sweet potato fries, but they are so much easier to make--they cook more evenly, they don't stick to the  baking sheet, and they take less time overall.

A very well-spent 280 calories!

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