Sweet Potato Fries

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Ingredients (7)

  • 2 large, whole sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼-inch thin sticks
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Summary

Sweet potato fries are a fun alternative to traditional french fries. They’re healthier too, because you bake them. Leave the skin on for extra fiber.

To go with your fries, make one of the burgers in our Great Ways to Make Burgers at Home gallery. Might we suggest the Middle Eastern Lamb Burger recipe, which would be especially good when paired with sweet potato fries? And you’ll want a dip for your fries, and ketchup just won’t do. Those over in Europe know how good mayonnaise is with their fries. We think this Dill-Horseradish Mayonnaise recipe is just the thing.

Instructions

  1. 1Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. 2Soak fries for 30 minutes in cold water. Remove fries, and make sure they are completely dried.
  3. 3Place dried sweet potato fries in a large bowl or Ziplock bag and toss with cornstarch. You want a nice thin coating. Shake off any extra corn starch on the fries and discard the extra cornstarch out of the mixing bowl too. Place potatoes back into the bowl and add the ghee/olive oil, garlic, paprika, chili powder, and black pepper.
  4. 4Line up the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet. Try not to crowd them or else they won’t bake, they’ll just steam. Put them on two sheets if need be and bake in separate rounds. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip. Place back into the oven for 10-15 more minutes. Make sure to rotate the pan to avoid uneven browning. It’s OK if the edges get a little bit burnt.
  5. 5Turn the oven off and keep the fries inside as the oven cools down for about 30 minutes. This step will help the fries get crispier. Finish with sprinkling the salt at the end. Enjoy immediately.
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