Sweet Potato Fries - Hot and Sweet

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Category: Side Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.friendsfoodfamily.com/friends-food-family/2010/02/sweet-potato-fries.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced slightly thinner than steak fries
2 tablespoons of canola oil
Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Preparation

1
Toss sweet potato slices with the canola oil
2
Place on a cookie sheet, salt and pepper one side
3
Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes
4
Turn fries and bake for another 20 minutes
5
Remove from oven when edges are golden
6
Mix brown sugar, kosher salt and cayenne pepper together
7
Sprinkle on fries as they come out of oven
8
Enjoy!

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Karen Brown's picture

Yum!! I'm not a fan of plain sweet potatoes, but I love sweet potato fries!!

About

We love sweet potatoes, whether baked, mashed or roasted they always taste great. Last night we were making steak for dinner and I was craving french fries. Having found a few sweet potatoes in the pantry, I figured I could make Sweet Potato Fries.

I went to the Food Network website and started looking through recipes. Some were a little bland, others calling for frying in oil. I didn't have much time so it became a combination of recipes, a little bit of Emeril, a little bit of Giada.

I decided to peel and cut two sweet potatoes into slices a little bit thinner than steak fries. I drizzled two tablespoons of canola oil onto the slices and tossed them well. I placed them on cookie sheets and salt and peppered one side. I placed them into a 400 degree oven and let them cook for 20 minutes. I turned the potatoes and allowed them to cook for an additional 20 minutes. I took them out when they started getting golden brown around the edges.

While they were baking I mixed together:

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

When I took them out, I sprinkled them with the sugar mixture. They were delicious, a little bit of sweetness with cayenne heat. Everyone enjoyed them, picking at them before the steak was ready. I decided that the next time I bake, roast or fry sweet potatoes, I'm going to sprinkle them with this mixture...hot and sweet, just the way we like them!

Yield:

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Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 5:32am

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