Lately, whenever I go to a burger joint I’ve noticed there’s a common replacement for regular fries: sweet potato fries. They’re similar to regular fries, but with a kick of sweetness to them. Who doesn’t love sweet? Like most Americans, I love burgers and fries, but sometimes I need to switch it up. These sweet potato fries are the perfect way to do so.

Sweet potatoes range from soft and orange colored, which are called Yams in the United States, to light colored. Pick whichever type you prefer. No matter what, they’ll be sweet.

Most fries are made by frying them in oil, but a healthier way to cook them is by baking. Who doesn’t love eating something delicious and relatively healthy? The cayenne pepper in the recipe also gives the fries a little kick to them. If you aren’t into spice, simply remove that item. But, as a person that can’t deal with spice well, I recommend keeping the cayenne pepper.

I made these fries along with a sandwich full of veggies and cheese. Serve them as a side with any type of sandwich or burger and they’ll be a fantastic edition. Mmm.

Sweet potato fries

Prep time: about 10 minutes
Cook time: 25-30 minutes

-2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fries
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-Pinch of cayenne pepper
-Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine fries, olive oil, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix well so it evenly spread on all fries.

On an un-greased cookie sheet, evenly spread a light coating of salt and pepper. Place fries on the cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the outside is crispy and the inside is soft. Enjoy your fries!