For the past two Potlucks, I went fairly elaborate. For Potluck numero uno I made Sage & Rosemary Dinner Rolls with Roasted Garlic Coconut Butter. For Potluck number two, I created Maple Creme & Mocha Spice Cake Trifle with Fresh Blueberries. Just reading those long recipe titles wears me out. Though the title of this recipe is long, the preparation of the dish is not.
Which brings us to sweet potatoes. And garlic and parsley and lemon. Just look at those bright orange babies dotted with flecks of fresh green, dabs of garlic and zingy lemon – all glistening with one of my current favorite muses: coconut oil. I go easy on the oil in my household, but for a party like this one, I had to make an exception. I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you very much to all of the enthusiastic participants of this, the first Potluck of 2013. It amazes me every time that someone signs on! Thanks to my Potluck besties, Somer, Jason and Lidia for helping plan and execute this shindig and keeping me sane in the days leading up to the Potluck. And thanks to all of you who are taking time out of your Saturday to enjoy the beautiful plant-based and cruelty-free dishes being shared. Munch on!
Sweet Potato Fries with Parsley, Garlic and Lemon Zest
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30
Full of flavor and the goodness of sweet potato – this is a quick and delicious side dish for busy weeknights.
- 1 very large sweet potato, peeled and cut into fry-shape
- 1/2 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- zest of 1 lemon
- Preheat oven to 425-degrees F and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread sweet potato slices onto pan in a single layer and bake for about 15 minutes. Turn slices and continue to bake until they are soft and beginning to brown.
- While the sweet potato bakes, put the coconut oil in a deep skillet and add the garlic. Just before the fries are done, gently sauté the garlic in the oil until fragrant. Add the fries and stir, coating them with the oil and garlic. Remove pan from the heat and stir in the parsley and lemon zest.
- Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 92
- Sugar: 3
- Sodium: 40
- Fat: 4
- Saturated Fat: 3
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 15
- Protein: 1
- Cholesterol: 0
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Oh goodness! Nothing simple about those! They’re absolutely beautiful and something I can’t wait to make! xoxo !
🙂 Awww, thanks, love. Thanks for all of your love, help and support. Now I am OFF TO BED (right after I check your post!)!
Hi Annie, Fran here (narf7) from The Road To Serendipity. Just wondering why you guys have posted when we are supposed to be posting an hour from here (3.01pm Aussie time?) and that isn’t for another hour?
Yum!!!!! I am making these for dinner tonight, which for me is a mere 4 hours away. xx
I hope you liked them, Nicole!!
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So great! Thanks for all you invested in making this event happen.
Umnomnomnom. So yummy those fries look!
Fries that I don’t feel TOO guilty about eating!
They look really gorgeous Annie and would be amazing for Thanksgiving 🙂
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Those would be perfect with Somer’s sliders!! I love sweet potato fries and the flavor combination of these sound awesome.
Oh my gosh, you’re right! What a great duo that would be!
These fries look ridiculously gorgeous, would love a huge plate 😀
Oh yeah, they go down real easy!
Simple, colorful and yummy!
It’s all you need ;-)!
Stop it Ann, your making me hungry!
I have done my work here, then, Alexander ;-)!
Brilliant! Baked sweet potato fries are a pretty standard side in our household, but it hadn’t occurred to me to give them a roll in garlic sautéed in coconut oil. I’ll definitely be doing this. My coconut and sweet potato-loving husband is going to be delighted!
I was out of potatoes 😉 – but I really like these better, actually.
Love these, will definitely be making this! and thanks for all your help with VVP 🙂
My pleasure! Thanks for joining in!
I like the look of these, they look eminently wolfable. Excellent job on the VVP, yet again!
That’s it exactly – wolfable!!
These look delicious!
Thanks to you for making this fun experience possible! 🙂
Yumm! So much more interesting that the ones I pull out of the oven. Happy Potluck!
Haha! Well, I had to go a little bit special for the Potluck.
I’m not so fond of sweet potato fries but I would love to have those yummy regular potato fries with those ingredients you’ve created.
Happy VVP 3.0! And thank you for making me part of it!
Rika, vegan miam
I’ve made them with white potatoes and they’re delicious! Thanks for playing along!
Did my comment went through yet?
This one did, but I haven’t seen another one :-).
Fact: my husband does not like sweet potatoes unless they are in oven fry form. I am definitely making this version for him!
Haha! Whatever it takes!
I love sweet potatoes. This version looks delicious 🙂 Can’t wait to give them a try!
Thank you! It’s so easy, but so good!
Those are the best kind of recipes (in my mind anyways). Simple is always better!
Garlic coconut butter, nice combo!!! Thanks for the idea!
Hard to go wrong, right?!
These look really yummy, and the potluck is amazing as always! Thanks for all your work on it!
It’s coming together, Kathryn! I might make it through with most of my hair intact ;-)! Thank you!
It must be a ton of work, but you did a great job!
Yes, yes, and yes! I am having a sweet potato love affair right now. I’ve most often roasted them with cilantro and lime–I like this recipe’s parsley/lemon variation!
Cilantro and lime sounds awesome!
Sounds like your plan of attack was similar to mine. My first two desserts were a little bit more creative than my chocolate cupcakes this time, but I think the classic simple cake is my favorite of my three!! These fries look SO good!! Great party!
It was time to go simple… Looking forward to getting to those cupcakes! Looooong way to go…
I love sweet potato fries and make them all the time and I love the flavors you added to yours Annie! They look soooo delicious! They are so pretty too!
Thank you! It’s so simple, but then you get to taste all of the flavors.
Great potluck dish! Thanks for putting this event together!
Yay, Treesa! You’re welcome – glad it’s working out ;-)!
What a great flavor combo. I’ll be making these for sure. Thanks for the idea!
Sweet potato fries are always a winner in my book. Yummy!
All that garlicky zesty goodness! i can imagine how awesome those sweet potato fries taste!
Sheesh. Where did you find the time with all you were doing to make VVP a reality? But I’m so glad you did. Because I’m basically going to go to Somer’s and grab sliders, and then come over to your place and grab ALL OF THESE. I can practically smell these!
If you only could see what I look like right now. Do you know of the TV show “Three’s Company?” Yeah, I look like Mrs. Roper today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Roper
“Come and knock on our door… Take a step that is new…I’m comin’ for your sweet po- sweet po- sweet potato fries, too”
That’s the one!
I already like sweet potato fries way better than the regular ones, but with the parsley, garlic, and lemon zest, you’ve just thrown them into an entirely new league!
Kinda puts the humble “spud” over the top ;-)!
I love sweet potato fries and you’ve jazzed them up nicely here, Annie! Yum!!!
A little somethin’-somethin’!
Sweet potato fries are a firm favourite of mine, I am usually lazy and just sprinkle them with salt and paprika but I will try this way now! So fresh and flavoursome, simple perfection 😉
These looks fantastic! The addition of lemon zest in particular! Thanks for the amazing experience of participating in the potluck btw!
🙂 – My gosh we had a good turn-out this time! So much fun and already thinking of the next one…!
I can’t wait for the next one! 🙂
yum! i’m always looking for new ways to flavour sweet potato fries, this looks amazing!
YUM – I wouldn’t need anything else in my life 🙂
I love the addition of lemon and parsley! I’ve never tried that with sweet potato fries before, I can’t wait to try! Thank you for all your hard work on the potluck my dear, you are a gem 🙂 Happy potluck!
Looks delicious. As much as I love sweet potato fries, I’ve never thought to season them with parsley and lemon. Yum!
Yeah, just adds some nice little flavors to the sweetness of the taters.
I love me some sweet potato fries!
This sounds excellent! I looove sweet potato fries, and garlic and lemon zest make everything better. 🙂 Happy VVP and thanks for organizing it!
It was quite a day :-)!
Simple is good… and more likely to be made at my house! 🙂
hi annie, these sound totally fab — simple is always best! thanks so much for all your work on the potluck, you must be so happy to have such a big turnout this year!
I’m having a blast! Hope everyone else is, too!
I love sweet potato fries too! Yours look amazing!
Thanks! So simply – best part!
A lovely roasted sweet potato chips dish! I love lemon zest with my roasted potatoes, sweet or normal: easy yet tasty does it here,…yummmmm!
Absolutely loving all the sweet potatoes at this potluck – these look amazing Annie! Hope you are enjoying a very well deserved rest today (Hugs) – congrats on pulling off the biggest and best event yet 🙂 xox
I noticed there was a very good showing for sweet potatoes and quinoa ;-). Yes, having a wonderful day, spending most of it outside. xoxo
I love yam fries (I think what you are callilng sweet potatoes; here in Canada, sweet potatoes are more yellow, mealy and dry; yams are plain delicious!! They are my favourite fries and I think yours are going to be at the top of my list of how to serve them. Thanks for the recipe! ~ Linne
It’s difficult to find yams here. Usually only see them around the holidays.
Reblogged this on A Random Harvest and commented:
Another recipe from the potluck! Sweet Potato Fries (what I’m pretty sure are Yam Fries here in Canada). My favourite of all the fries and now this . . . ~ Linne
This weekend has been so busy for me, I am just now getting to the sides. I guess pacing myself means I always have room in my belly. 🙂
I am so glad you made an exception to your oil rule. These look super bright and delicious. Thank you again for such a wonderful potluck!!
Glad you are taking time to really enjoy the Potluck. It’s really an amazing collection of recipes!
Looks awesome! Thanks for hosting! Hope everyone left stuffed. 🙂
I’m STILL digesting ;-)!
I love plain sweet potato fries but I don’t know if I’ll be able to resist gilding the lily like this next time! Delish.
a really great recipe! We made these last night and everyone loved them. 🙂
Oh cool! Thanks for letting me know!
Simple and delicious… my favorite kind of recipe!
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Gorgeous! The photography is wonderful 🙂
I normally just add salt and pepper to my fries but this is waaaay better! So awesome!
It’s a nice treat. Sweet potatoes are so good on their own, they really need very little help!
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These look great! Thanks Annie, for this recipe and for being our fearless leader with this potluck, I think it was a great event. The fixings look like a great way to perk up traditional sweet potato fries.
These are the most delicious sweet potato fries I have ever seen! I know my family will go crazy for them. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
I am slowly working through the VVP dishes. They are all so damn good! So many of my favourite ingredients included in the recipes…Love sweet potatoes! This looks fantastic. I will be trying this in the next couple of days. Thank you for the great (and easy) recipe.
Everyone really brought amazing food – how will I ever make all of it ;-)?!
These look and sound delicious! A great thing to bring to a potluck indeed! It’s taking me about a week to work my way through the potluck thus far (still only on sides!) but it’s all so delicious!
Thank you! I am slowly going back through and adding everyone’s photos to the Pinterest board which gives me a chance to look at every yummy thing again.
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I love sweet potatoes! These fries look incredibly delicious. What kind of sandwich is in the background?
BBQ baked tofu 🙂
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