I Do Love Me Some Carbs: The Art Of Making Fast Sweet Potato Fries…

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Sometimes I just need a hunk of carbs. And sometimes I have a severe lack of self control. Granted, I had just returned from a 45 mile bike ride, but this sweet potato fry recipe I teach you how to make in the video below is just so darn good that I mowed through the entire pan (equivalent of 2 sweet potatoes) in about 5 minutes flat.

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Yes, I know that in the video I said it was a multi-day quantity of potato. But I was hungry. Enjoy!

By the way, did you know sweet potatoes have a myriad of surprising benefits? Among the brag sheet of this lowly tuber includes antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and blood sugar regulating compounds.

I even eat 2 or 3 sweet potatoes before every triathlon I do.

So how do you like your sweet potatoes? Leave your comments or questions below.

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15 thoughts on “I Do Love Me Some Carbs: The Art Of Making Fast Sweet Potato Fries…

  1. Max says:

    Do you eat them with the skin or without, wondering if extra fiber or skin can cause digestion problems

  2. Bill says:

    You say "I even eat 2 or 3 sweet potatoes before every triathlon…" do you eat sweet potato fries, or do you bake sweet potatoes & eat them?

  3. Sam Fox says:

    I bake or steam mine and put some coconut oil and cinnamon on mine, yum.

  4. Bobby says:


    Thanks for the recipe. They are great! I actual tried making them before this post and they did not turn out as well. As for your on handed pepper grind you should watch alton brown on david letterman. He has a solution for grinding pepper quick plus how to make homemade yogurt.

    Thanks for your help on nutrition and fitness. I love it.

  5. Kelcey says:

    I LOVE sweet potatoes, think I could live on them if I had to. I like to top mine with chili (sounds weird I know). Also great just baked until the brown sugary syrup oozes out. I scrub them really well and even eat some of the skin. I can see why Usain Bolt wore orange shoes – in honor of the Jamaican yam.

  6. matthew says:

    I do not particularly digest potato skins well (especially sweet potato skins); do you have any good/easy methods of removing the skins prior? Also, you site/blog is incredible and really is the best kept secret in the online fitness world. Thanks for everything you do.

    1. Max says:

      A peeler works great

  7. vegpedlr says:

    Baked and cooled. Sliced lengthwise and topped with chili powder and lime or hot sauce.

  8. Tririg says:

    when you say you have eggs with them, how do you cook the eggs?

    1. Usually I just fry an egg in butter and have it with sea salt and black pepper.

  9. Jav says:

    Nice recipe! I bake mine whole and just add butter and brown sugar.

  10. Yannick says:

    thanks for that awesome recipe! i had it for lunch and going to eat it again this evening after swimming :).
    do u have more easy recipes to share?

    1. My book http://www.shape21.com has a ton of recipes. But I promise to post another recipe this week!

  11. Avril says:

    They go really good with custard:)
    Avril x

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