Over the last two weeks I kept seeing this commercial on TV for McCain’s new Sweet Potato Fries. My husband loves Sweet potatoes and yams and the few times he’s had Sweet Potato fries in restaurants he’s loved them.
So about a week ago we decided to get some of the new Sweet Potato fries when we were shopping for groceries. They were ok – not as tasty as some of the ones I’ve had in restaurants, but not bad. Unfortunately the bag didn’t have all that much in it – four small servings which we ate over two days.
When we went shopping last weekend I decided to buy some sweet potatoes and try making my own baked Sweet Potatoes fries. I didn’t think it would be too hard … I mean I’ve done it with regular potatoes- just some oil, garlic or onion powder and some Italian seasoning and bake. Yummy!
So on Monday, after looking at about 15 Sweet Potato Fry recipes online I decided to try my own hand at making some of these delicious treats.
I sliced up two sweet potatoes. Now I don’t know if you’ve ever cut a raw sweet potato, they are really hard … so instead of cutting them into wedges or “fry” like shapes I just cut them into circular slices, about 1/4 inch thick.
Here’s My Recipe for Baked Sweet Potato Fries:
2 sliced Sweet potatoes
In a bowl, mix:
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp Paprika
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp brown sugar
Mix olive oil spices and brown sugar (optional) well and then stir the sliced Sweet Potato slices in the mixture until well coated with oil and spices.
Lay the coated Sweet Potato slices out on a baking pan and put them in an oven that’s been preheated to 425 F for approximately half an hour. I turned the “fries” after about 15 minutes.
Soon after putting the Sweet Potato slices in the oven the house was filled with the smell of cinnamon. I loved it!
My first attempt at sweet potato fries went well. They were absolutely mouth wateringly delicious. Sweet and tasty with a hint of medium/hot spice at the back of your throat after you’d swallowed a piece thanks to the Cayenne pepper. Unfortunately, probably due to the brown sugar that I added to the coating mix, our fries didn’t get crispy. The sugar probably prevented that. I still have some sweet potatoes so I’ll probably make Sweet Potato fries again this weekend – this time without the sugar. I’m sure they’ll be crisper, and likely just as tasty.
Do you like Sweet potato fries? Have you ever tried making your own? If so what spices do you put on yours – if any?
BTW sorry for not writing for a while! I think this is my longest gap in three years! I had a bad bad bad reaction to Sulfasalazine. See my post below. I had a rash all over my body, was nauseated and massively headache for about a week and a half. I hate taking new meds – I really do!