chimichurri baked sweet potatoes

 A not so conventional take on loaded fries, these zesty sweet potato fries are undoubtedly delicious! Split with one for a meal or between many as a party snack.

INGREDIENTS

Sweet potato fries: 3 small/2 large sweet potatoes 2 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp olive oil Dash of salt Chimichurri: 2 garlic cloves 1 cup parsley 1⁄2 tsp red pepper flakes 1⁄4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar Dash of salt/pepper Extras: 1 small avocado Any other desired toppings (chives, cheese, black beans, salsa, etc)

15 MINUTES

PREP TIME

30 MINUTES

COOK TIME

45 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 425F and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray (if you forget to spray, the fries WILL get stuck!). 

Step 2: Cut the sweet potatoes into matchsticks around 1⁄4”, but don’t worry about being too precise as long as they’re all around the same size. Place the fries into a bowl with the cornstarch and salt and toss to evenly coat. Drizzle olive oil and toss a second time. 

Step 3: Arrange the fries evenly across your baking sheet making sure not to crowd them too close together. Bake for 15 minutes, flip them over, and bake another 10-15 minutes. 

Step 4: While the fries are cooking, in a food processor or blender mix the parsley, garlic, oregano, and red chili until finely minced. You can also do this step by hand. 

Step 5: Transfer the minced herbs into a bowl along with the olive oil, vinegar, and salt/pepper. Always taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference! Let this mixture sit while you prepare your desired toppings. 

Step 6: Dice your small avocado into small chunks. Also prep any other toppings you desire. 

Step 7: Time to assemble! Take your sheet pan of fries and layer on your avocado and other toppings. Drizzle with that delicious chimichurri and serve right away!

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