Oct 22, 2013
Sweet potatoes to the rescue! Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, and the sweet flesh is perfect paired with savory-spicy seasonings. I find cutting them into wedges helps keep them sturdier than cutting them into thin fries and it's quicker to cut. I used a full fat sharp Cheddar from Cabot with a combination of light Pepper Jack cheese to give it a little spice. I think these make a great lunch or could be fun football food this weekend. Top them with anything you like, pico de gallo could also be fun.
Sweet Potato Irish Nachos
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 sweet potato w/ toppings • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 227 • Fat: 9 g • Carb: 28 g • Fiber: 5 g • Protein: 9 g • Sugar: 10 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg • Sodium: 189 (without salt)
For the Potatoes:
4 medium (about 7 oz each) sweet potatoes, skin on
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp paprika
pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
Coarse salt and fresh-cracked pepper
1/2 bell pepper, sliced thin
1/3 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese (I used Cabot)
1/2 cup Pepper Jack light cheese
1 medium scallion, chopped
pickled jalapeño slices
4 tbsp tomato, diced small
1 tbsp chopped cilantrosliced black olives, optional
salsa, for dipping
Heat the oven to 425°F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with oil.
Cut the sweet potatoes in half, the place the cut side down on a cutting board and carefully cut each half into 3 equal sized wedges. This will give you 24 wedges total.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes and oil; toss well. Season with paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper and toss to coat.
Place potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheets and bake in the center of the oven, uncovered for about 9 to 10 minutes on each side.
Remove from oven and place fries into four small oven-safe dishes (or one large dish for sharing), top with bell peppers, cheddar and jack cheese and return to oven for about 2 minutes, or until the cheese melts. Finish with scallions, jalapeño, tomato, cilantro and black olives. Serve with salsa on the side.
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