A few years ago, sweet potato fries were everywhere. Salem restaurants—and restaurants all over the place—were adding them to their menus. And people had strong opinions about them. The hype surrounding sweet potato fries has more or less died down, but many restaurants still have them on their menus, including Granfanally’s!
If, somehow, you still haven’t tried sweet potato fries, here are some reasons you should order them from Salem restaurants.
They’re healthier than regular fries.
Sweet potato fries are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional fries. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes, which means they can help regulate blood sugar levels. Returning to the vitamins, one of the main benefits of sweet potato fries is their high vitamin A content. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy vision and immune function and is also a powerful antioxidant. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C, which is important for maintaining healthy skin and connective tissue.
They’re compatible with specialty diets.
In addition to their nutritional benefits, sweet potato fries are also a great option for those following a gluten-free or vegan diet. If you order them at a restaurant, ask what fat or oil they use for frying. If you’re gluten-free, you should also ask if they use the same fryer for breaded food as they do for non-breaded food. You can also try making them at home. All you have to do is slice the sweet potatoes into fries and bake them in the oven with a bit of oil and seasoning.
They’re delicious and versatile.
As the name suggests, sweet potatoes have a sweet taste that pairs well with a variety of seasonings and dips. You can season them with a variety of spices like cumin, paprika, and cinnamon, or even try dipping them in different sauces like ranch or barbecue. For a particularly New England flavor combo, dip them in maple syrup!
Try a new favorite at Salem restaurants!
Have we convinced you to try sweet potato fries yet? Come to Granfanally’s and them with one of our burgers or combo meals! But if you’re more of a traditionalist, don’t worry! Our regular fries are great, too.