Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sweet Potato Fries

I've always been a fan of sweet potatoes, they're full of nutrients and low in calories and they actually do taste sweet. How can you go wrong with a vegetable like that?

I saw this recipe for Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries at The Givens Chronicles and knew I would have to try it. It was mostly liked except some people wanted it to be crispy. I've actually made it three times in the past month. I've tried cooking on a baking sheet at 450 to get it crispier and just last night I tried it on my pizza stone at 450 but it seems these just aren't going to get the crunch that was desired by some. Personally I loved them the first time I made them. They tasted like a roasted sweet potato but the cinnamon brought out the sweetness and the cayenne pepper gave it a little kick. I will be making these often even if I have to eat them all myself!

Here's a copy of the recipe

1-1.5 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½” wide strips
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp red pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 425°. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place potatoes in gallon Ziploc bag and add all and seasonings. Seal and shake making sure they are all coated.
Spread onto baking sheet in single layer and not crowded.
Cook 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Transfer to paper towel lined plate.
Note. They will not be crispy like regular French fries. Try not to overcrowd them or cook something else in the oven with them. They need room to breathe.

1 comment:

  1. I keep hearing about sweet potato fries and how good they are. I s'pose it's about time I try them :)