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.
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
Clean and peel your sweet potatoes.Proceed to slice them into equal fry shaped pieces
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
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
Serve this with a dip of choice.