I love sweet potatoes, and if any restaurant has the option of sweet potato fries instead of regular fries, I can’t say no. That’s why I decided to try making them myself. These are baked, not fried, but the method lets them get a little browned on the outside. They do come out soft, like home fries (or British chips!). As far as I’m concerned, you could dip them in just about anything: ketchup, ranch dressing, sour cream”¦ whatever strikes your fancy.
Basically all I did was swap out sweet potatoes for regular potatoes in a recipe I already had from the Joy of Cooking. I’ve seen other recipes online that recommend tossing something sweet, such as orange juice, with the sweet potatoes as well, so that may be worth a try. And the seasonings are entirely up to you; I used red pepper in addition to salt and black pepper just to give it a little more kick. But you can use whatever spices you like!
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Preheat the oven to 385°
Peel and cut lengthwise into ½-inch-thick strips:
4 medium sweet potatoes
Toss the potatoes with:
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
Spread on a baking sheet and bake, turning several times, until fully cooked, about 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with:
½ teaspoon salt
Black and red pepper to taste