Simple Sweet Potato “Fries” at Home
| November 05, 2012
In Coffee and Convo, Cooking for One or Two, Kitchen Basics
Featured Recipe: Simple Sweet Potato "Fries"
Sweet potato fries are all the rage. And they are incredibly easy to make, from scratch, at home. High temperature and simple seasoning is all it takes to make these delicious “fries” healthy because they aren’t fried at all.
Some like them crispy, some like them soft. The secret to both is the temperature. And that’s so easy to control. I’ve even been known to take out a serving or two for the softies and crank up the oven to 500 for the last 5 minutes or so for the “crispies.”
Seasoning is applied after roasting and can be as personal as each individual potato stick. Try Chinese 5 spice, ground cumin or chili powder. Or how about a sweet treat with cinnamon and sugar and a touch of nutmeg? All delicious, all incredibly easy, but my favorite remains a generous sprinkling of course sea salt and a dose of course ground black pepper. No dipping needed when the flavor of the potato is so rich and intense.
You can double or triple the recipe as needed, but be careful to keep them in a single layer to ensure even roasting. It’s hard to believe something this amazing is so good for you!
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