Friday, January 29

sweet potato fries

i LOVE sweet potatoes.
really love.
Maybe not as much as pumpkin (we all know i have a problem), but they are close cousins, so it makes sense.
I'm so predictable aren't I?

about a month ago i tried my hand at Sweet Potato french (baked) fries and they were FANTASTIC but i felt like they were missing something, so i tried again with some different spices, less oil, broiling to make them crispy, but something seemed to be missing and off.
THEN i found the secret from Annie Eats:

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil greased with cooking spray.

Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into long spears. (Soak in cold water for 20-30 minutes before continuing for crispy texture outside. Drain well and pat dry.) Place the potato spears on the sheet pan and toss with olive oil. Spread them in a single layer. Combine the brown sugar, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on the potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn with a spatula or tongs. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and serve hot.

SOAK THE FRIES!!!! of course! (who am i kidding? i never would have thought of that!)
Crispy yumminess!
One other thing that i added that you might like is just a DASH of was Red Pepper. YUM!

give it a shot! great alternative for kiddos too!


Kimmy said...

Sounds so delish! I've been wanting to try these but never knew how to cook them. Thanks for the recipe. I will be the yummy goodness....FOR SURE!

Have a FAB day!!

kimert said...

My favorite side dish is sweet potato fries!!!

Myrt said...

Ya, thanks for the recipe, I've been wanting to make these too!

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Christie Otts said...

I'm totally going to try the soaking method!! I make them and put basil salt on them and serve them with a garlic lemon mayo!! So yummy!!! Thanks for the tip!!

Becca said...

Have you eaten these at Puckett's in Franklin? I've tried making them also and they weren't as good...soo excited to get this recipe!!

btw - your little one is adorable! I love the pictures with the 4 months spelled out with foam letters - very cute! I might have to steal that idea...

persimmon said...

Greetings from Australia! Thank you very much for your recipe! I love love sweet potatoes but failed at making chips out of them before. I'll definitely try yours this morning! (: Cheers!