I have a major weakness for french fries. In my pre-paleo days I LOVED almost any fast food french fry. Now the thought of them nearly disgusts me. Simply because I know they’re a dead food, void of any nutritional value. A few weeks ago we went to 5 Guys and although not strict paleo, I splurged and ordered and thoroughly enjoyed those fries!!
I’m on a journey to feed myself and my family nutrient dense, healing and healthy food. I haven’t been paleo for long and my family isn’t paleo yet. I am transitioning them into it over the course of a few months. Easing them into it with food that is Paleo yet not too far off from what I cooked pre-paleo, which was clean eating. Breakfast and dinner is always paleo, lunches get a little leeway.
Back to the fries…amazing!! Simple, delicious, kids can help make them and will gladly devour them.
The ingredients list is pretty short-
▪️tapioca flour (2 Tb per 1 med-large sweet potato)
▪️avocado oil (can easily sub coconut oil, lard, or olive oil. I like avocado for its neutral flavor)
▪️sea salt (optional)
•Wash and peel sweet potatoes
•cut into strips that are an average fry size
•let fries soak in water for at least an hour, up to 12 hours. (great to prep earlier in the day to save time when making dinner)
•preheat oven to 425° for convection or 450° for conventional
•line a sided baking pan with parchment paper or a silpat
•grab a quart or gallon size ziploc bag and add tapioca flour two tablespoons at a time with handfuls of fries (1 potato to two Tb of tapioca). Seal it and shake to coat.
•place fries on baking sheet and drizzle enough oil on to lightly coat fries
•bake for about 25 min or until crispy on the outside. Baking time depends on size of cut fries so keep an eye for when they start to brown and flip halfway through baking.