Evan’s favorite foods right now are sweet potatoes and apples. The first time we gave him baked sweet potato fries, he almost ate an entire potato’s worth (after picking pieces here and there of previous foods). I am always on the lookout for new ways to cook them. These panko asiago sweet potato fries were easy to throw together and add a bit of flavor to the basic baked fries.
Sweet potatoes originated in Central/South America. Their name is deceiving. They are a member of the Convolvulaceae family and not a potato or a yam (native to Africa and Asia). Sweet potatoes are a good source of beta carotene (vitamin A), fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, and folate. They are also a good pick for individuals with diabetes due to their low glycemic index. They require about 100 days of warm weathered growth to mature. In the United States, North Carolina is the top producer of sweet potatoes. In the world, China is the highest producer.
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