RECIPE: Roasted Purple Okinawa Sweet Potato Fries

July 1, 2015, 12:15 PM HST (Updated July 1, 2015, 12:15 PM)

These are delicious simply tossed with olive oil and sea salt and roasted until crisp.  If your potatoes are small, consider dicing them instead of cutting into strips – the results will be equally tasty!  Also, they may be pale in color when you first peel them, but they will turn a rich deep purple as they cook.


2 large purple Okinawa sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil


salt and pepper for seasoning

Directions :

  1. Peel potatoes. Slice into strips.
  2. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Roast on a rimmed baking sheet at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes (longer for large plank style fries)

Serves: 2

This post has been a contribution by Kristin Frost Albrecht on behalf of The Food Basket, Hawai’i Island’s Food Bank.



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