Thursday, March 7, 2013

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

I was very pleased with how these turned out! They weren't quite as crispy as in the original post, but the original poster also does a good job of setting your expectations. Basically, baked fries are hard and sweet potato fries are the hardest.

But I love sweet potatoes!

I also love the sirachi sauce recipe she has on the same page. WOW.

You'll need:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • A bowl of water
  • Corn starch
  • Olive Oil

The process:

1. Slice the sweet potatoes and slice the slices to get fry shapes. Mine were a little thick so aim for closer to a centimeter than 1/2 inch.

2. Soak them in water for at least an hour. Several hours is better.

3. Preheat oven to 425*F

4. Place the fries in a bag with about a tablespoon of cornstarch and shake, shake, shake! Too much cornstarch is a bad idea.

5. Place in a single layer on a lined cookie sheet. If they don't crisp up well you WILL regret leaving off the liner.

6. Drizzle with olive oil and toss them around in it.

7. Stick the fries in the oven and check after 15 minutes. If they're not too floppy or sticky, turn them. 30 minutes total should do it depending on the thickness of your fries.

And now, the amazing dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of mayonaise 
  • 1 teaspoon of Sriracha sauce 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper. 

Adjust to taste. OMG.