Sweet potatoes may conjure up thoughts of a holiday side dish, but they can be enjoyed any time of the year. Loaded with beneficial vitamins and nutrients such as vitamins A and C, fiber and potassium, sweet potatoes are reported to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer benefits, according to the World's Healthiest Foods encyclopedia. Sweet potatoes can be used in dishes that normally call for white potatoes, such as potato fries.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine 1 tbsp. of canola oil with 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper and 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder in a large glass bowl and set aside.
Wash your sweet potato under lukewarm running water with a vegetable brush.
Put the sweet potato on a cutting board and slice it in half lengthwise. Lay the flat side down on the cutting board and proceed to cut the two halves of the potato into thin french fry shapes.
Put the sweet potato slices in the bowl with the oil and spice mix and toss them until all of the slices are evenly covered.
Lay the sweet potato fries out in a single layer on a baking sheet and put them in the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the fries begin to get brown and crispy.