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Sweet potato fries have been a long-time favorite in our house – longer than we’ve had kids. My husband and I started making them ourselves years ago when we were trying to make healthier foods. However, I’ve never tried cooking with palm oil, so I was intrigued by Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil.
I did not realize palm oil was being used in so many products already, and many large brands are using it in their products. What I love about this product is that Malaysia was the first to produce and export certified sustainable palm oil and they’ve been doing this since 2008.
So sweet potato fries. They’re so simple to make even if cutting the sweet potatoes is a little annoying. It took me under 10 minutes to cut and prep everything, and 20 minutes total for baking. Not too bad!
3 to 5 sweet potatoes
Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil
Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into thin strips. (You can even compost the peel! Last year I wrote about a DIY Compost Bin.) In a large bowl, drizzle the palm oil over the sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Sprinkle sea salt on the sweet potatoes. Spread the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet (cover in parchment paper to avoid some mess.) Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees, tossing the fries at around 10 minutes.
5 things to know about Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil:
- It is non-GMO and is a healthy replacement for partially hydrogenated oils.
- It is golden or red in color. (The oil I received is red.)
- It comes from the fruit of the oil palm tree, which only grows near the equator.
- Malaysia was the first to produce and export certified sustainable palm oil.
- 100% of Malaysia’s palm oil will be certified sustainable by the end of 2019.
Have you ever cooked with palm oil before?