Friday, May 15, 2009

Sweet Potato Fries

While I was at my sister-in-law's a couple of weeks ago she made some sweet potato fries on the grill. They were so delicious that I have been craving them since. I didn't get her recipe so I just made up my own and baked them in the oven. They were so good that I made them two nights in a row!

2 large sweet potatoes
olive oil
coarse sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

I put a baking sheet in the oven and preheated the oven to 425 degrees. I peeled the potatoes and rinsed them, then patted them dry with paper towels. Then I sliced them into 1/4-inch sticks. I put all the sticks in a bowl and drizzled them with olive oil and tossed to coat. Once the oven was preheated, I pulled out the baking sheet and dumped the potato sticks onto the sheet and seasoned them with salt and pepper. (I wanted to put a little cayenne on them but I was out.) I baked them for 20-25 minutes, until they were starting to blister and crisp, turning once or twice during the cooking time.

Mmmmm. I think I like these better than french fries and I'm going to guess they're healthier, too. I think my SIL added some fresh basil to hers and that was really delicious also.


Bob said...

Mmmmm, sweet potato fries. Love it. :)

tammy d said...

I love sweet potato fires! I haven't found a good recipe yet...I'll have to try yours!

Leslie said...

I love love love love sweet potato fries.