Aug 032010

Is it really possible that I have never done a post about sweet potato fries? I guess I’ve been too busy writing about making fries from parsnips, butternut squash, and zucchini. Sweet potatoes really do make great fries though. I don’t have a tried and true technique, but if I am not too hungry, I soak the cut potatoes in water for 30 minutes, and then dry them off before tossing them with the oil. But feel free to skip that step if it’s already 7pm, and you need dinner faster.

1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into narrow pieces
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper (Red pepper for more kick!)

Toss the cut potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Bake at 400F for 25-30 minutes on a cookie sheet, or until crispy. Allow to cool for at least a few minutes prior to eating!

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  3 Responses to “Sweet Potato Fries”

  1. what does soaking them in water do?

  2. I don't totally understand the science, but soaking them causes them to release some of the starch which makes the fries crispier in the end. Plus I think they might soak up less oil?

  3. sweet potato fries are good but i do miss the crunch of a regular fry…..

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