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Beet and Sweet Potato Fries

Oven-baked root vegetables put a colorful and flavorful twist on traditional French fries and add interest to a meal as a side dish. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings (1/2 cup sauce)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon green peppercorns, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
  • 1 large sweet potato (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 2 large fresh beets (about 1 pound)

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, peppercorns and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Peel and cut sweet potato in half widthwise; cut each half into 1/2-in. strips. Place in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Peel and cut beets in half; cut into 1/2-in. strips. Transfer to the same bowl; add the remaining oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Spread onto another parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake vegetables, uncovered, at 425° for 20-30 minutes or until tender, turning once. Serve with peppercorn mayonnaise.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 226 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 455mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.

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