BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

I love fries,it’s that side that goes well with anything paired with and I can have them all day,everyday.

Nothing compares to chips drowned in hot bubbly fat and fried to crispy perfection.That’s the ideal fries but have them every day and risk impacting negatively on your health and wellness.Deep fried foods as much as we love and enjoy them do contain trans fats high in cholesterol levels and bad for our hearts.

In my pursuit for healthier fries,I came up with this oven baked sweet potato fries,they are crisp on the outside soft in the inside with all the wonderful sweetness from the sweet potato.Sweet potatoes are notorious for being soggy when baked but worry not,I have you covered on that.This won’t be as crisp as fried ones but what it lacks in crispiness it compensates with sweetness health and a rich clean flavour.

Baked Sweet Potato FriesThese are simple to prepare and taste great.They will go well as a side with your roasts or burgers.This are healthier than regular potatoes and will be a hit with the kids.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

DIRECTIONS

Clean and peel your sweet potatoes.Proceed to slice them into equal fry shaped pieces

In a large bowl place in your sweet potato fries,mix in the cornstarch and toss well to combine

Dust this shaking all the excess cornstarch off the potatoes.Discard the excess cornstarch and in a bowl mix in the potatoes with olive oil.Toss to coat all the fries.Proceed to season well with the paprika salt&pepper

Arrange them on a baking tray lined with greased aluminum foil or parchment paper.Do not over crowd the pan and ensure there is enough spacing between them for crisp cooking.Cramming them up leads to steaming instead of crisp baking

Bake this inside a preheated oven at 200℃ for 15 minutes.After 15 minutes,take them off the oven and flip them.bake them for a further10-15 minutes until crispy and cooked.

The more you flip and toss your fries as they bake the crispier they get.


With sweet potato fries,I also open the oven door slightly for a few seconds after every 10 minutes.This allows for steam to escape and make them even crispier

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Serve this with a dip of choice.

Enjoy.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Gloria says:

    Love that am gonna try that definitely

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    1. ombachi13 says:

      They are amazing,please do share your results with when at it😊

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      1. Kory says:

        Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brneethigd my day!

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      2. ombachi13 says:

        Thank you I appreciate 😊

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  2. EK13 says:

    Truth be told, I tried this, but thicker pieces and without the cornstarch. They came out soggy.

    I will definitely be trying this recipe now.

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    1. ombachi13 says:

      Make them thinner and introduce the corn starch,baking sweet potatoe fries can sometimes be a tricky business

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