Deliciously Healthy is sponsored by Bill Plemmons RV World in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, full of vitamin A, potassium, fiber, B-6 and other good-for-you vitamins and minerals. The fact that they’re deliciously sweet is just a bonus. There are many ways to approach cooking sweet potatoes, and some are healthier than others – I’m looking at you, sweet potato casserole – so I developed this family-friendly recipe to be a quick weeknight option that will appeal to you as well as the kiddos.
This recipe couldn’t be more simple. Just cut the sweet potatoes into fry shapes – long and rectangular – and you can keep the skins on to retain even more nutrition. Thicker “fries” will be fluffier, and skinnier shapes will cook up to be more crispy. It’s up to you. Simply toss the potatoes with oil, salt and pepper, adding spices if you wish to jazz things up. Chile powder, paprika, cumin, cardamom and other aromatic spices would be a wonderful addition.
The only real trick to this method is to preheat your baking sheet before adding the sweet potatoes. Doing this will help ensure even cooking – just be careful that you don’t burn yourself when you add the parchment paper and the potatoes to the screaming hot surface.
While the sweet potatoes roast to a crispy, sweet finish, stir together your curried yogurt sauce. Curry and sweet potatoes are a prefect match and using plain yogurt rather than mayonnaise adds a hit of healthy probiotics to this side dish. Don’t use Greek-style yogurt – it will be too thick – and choose a yogurt that’s not too tangy, which will allow all of the other flavors to shine through.