Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Fries

In my house, we generally have some variety of tex-mex meal at least once a week (and a couple days after as left overs). One of the things I tend to make as a side to the burrito/taco/fajita/chili are these amazing sweet potato fries. I always make two sheets of them so that I have left overs for salads or grain bowls through the week.

They also make fun party food served on their own with guacamole, black bean and corn dip (which I have pictured above) but also salsa, cashew sour cream or spicy hummus.  Also, you could try Plantiful Plates Avo-Seed Sour Cream or Avocado Cilantro Pico de Gallo.

I like to load on the seasonings, to balance out the sweetness of the potato, which is intensified when you roast them. In addition to the cumin, garlic powder and salt, I love to coat them in nutritional yeast.

What is Nutirtional Yeast?

Nutritional yeast is a yellowish flakey seasoning with an cheese-like flavour.  It’s popular among those following a plant based diet as it rich in B vitamins, in particular B12– it’s the only non-animal source of B12. You can generally find this in the section of your grocery store that carries organic food, in bulk food stores or health food store.  You can also buy it online from Amazon.

I use nutritional yeast in all sorts of ways like:

Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Fries
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F
  2. Scrub your sweet potatoes and cut them in to uniform fry shapes. I like to keep them short and wide, opposed to long narrow fries, when I am serving them with dips.
  3. Divide the sweet potato slices on to two parchment lined baking sheets.
  4. Drizzle with oil and toss with your hand to coat fries evenly.
  5. In a small bowl combine garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, and pepper if you are using it. Sprinkle evenly over fries.
  6. Sprinkle the nutritional yeast over the fries and using your hands to ensure each fry is coated.
  7. Place in oven and bake (flipping half way) until fries are crispy and cooked through (about 20 minutes).

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