Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Every once in a while I get a taste for fries.  Since I’m not big on frying and since I like sweet potatoes more than regular ones I like to make these from time to time.  They’re crunchy and oh so tasty and guilt free-no frying!! They couldn’t be simpler and you can make a trillion combos with them-different spices on them, different dipping sauces etc… I usually just make them with olive oil, kosher salt, white pepper and garlic powder. Simple and very yummy!

This time around, on a small plate, I put a small bit of each of the following to dip the fries in:  ranch dressing, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, tomato ketchup, banana ketchup (brought home from St. Lucia in April and delicious) and some garlic chili sauce.  I like dipping variety I guess.  Each were tasty but the dijon and banana ketchup are my faves.

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into even 1/4 inch sticks
  • 1-1.5 tsp olive oil
  • sprinkle of kosher salt
  • sprinkle of white pepper
  • sprinkle of garlic powder

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F.
  2. Place potato sticks in a bowl and toss with olive oil and salt.
  3. Lay the fries on a baking sheet so that they are not touching and sprinkle the pepper and garlic powder over them evenly and to taste.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes turn them over and bake for another 15.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional salt if desired.
  6. Serve immediately.

Helpful notes:  the more uniformally you cut the sticks the more uniformally they will cook.  Sometimes the fries cook faster than the last time. Moisture level maybe? Who knows. In any case keep an eye on them for the last 15 minutes to make sure they don’t burn. Don’t line the baking sheet with anything.

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