i LOVE sweet potatoes.
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:
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!)
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!