So, I must admit...I've never been a fan of sweet potatoes, even though they have tons of health benefits. I've always had a hard time with the mushy texture...and I've just never been able to get past that. However, I have recently discovered a way (and so far, the only way) that I can (and will) enjoy one of these delicious, vitamin-A packed, good-for-you veggies. For those of you who have food texture phobias like I do, there's hope for you too!
1-2 large sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp of each: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional if you want to spice it up a bit)
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Rinse sweet potatoes under cold water. Pay dry, then cut into thin spears (try to cut them all the same size - that way, they will all cook consistently).
3. Combine cajun seasoning in a small bowl (I used one with a fitted lid so you I could shake it up. Save any leftover spices for next time!).
4. Place spears in a ziplock baggie and drizzle with olive oil over. Toss to coat, then sprinkle with cajun seasoning. Place them on a large baking sheet in a single layer, and bake at 400 for 45 minutes (maybe even a few minutes longer to reach desired consistency. Note: fries won't ever become "crispy").
Borrowed from The Food Lovers Make It Paleo cookbook