February 2, 2009
I love french fries and I love sweet potatoes. Common sense says I would of course love sweet potato french fries, and I really do.
These were thrown together at the last minute, and were wonderfully satisfying. I spiced them up to make them even more delicious (sweet potatoes are completely delicious without anything, so of course adding a spice or two would make them more interesting. A drizzle of vegetable oil and a spice concoction of paprika, Mexican chili, cumin and some salt played nicely with the sweetness of the potato. While they didn’t crisp up the way white potatoes tend to do, it was okay – I’ve always preferred softer fries.
Baked in the oven with just a bit of oil, these are a very healthy alternative to french fries. I loved this spicy combination!
Spicy Sweet Potato French Fries
3 – 4 sweet potatoes
1 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp Mexican chilies
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Slice the sweet potatoes into french fry size. Toss them in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil or olive oil.
3. Combine spices (you can use any spice blend you like, and in any amount you like – it’s all to taste!), and add to the bowl of potatoes. Toss until they were evenly coated with oil and spices.
4. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Flip the fries and bake for another 10-12 minutes. Turn on the oven’s broiler, and broil the fries for about 8 minutes.