Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato is my favorite of the fried starches - or in this case, of the baked starches. Baking the potatoes is just as easy and a million times healthier, and oh so yummy.

I recently heard something I hadn't heard before about making french fries - that with regular potatoes, you should remove excess starch by soaking them in cold water, but that with sweet potatoes, you should try to add some extra starch to add crispiness. I gave it a try with these, and they came out wonderful! Two thumbs up from me and EJ!

I used an Indian spice blend called garam masala - it should be available in the spice section of any grocery store. I've also made sweet potato fries with cajun seasoning, plain old salt, salt and sugar, or with garlic and onion powder. Use what makes you happy!

From Food pics


3 large sweet potatoes
2 tsp cornstarch
1 1/2 garam masala
3 tbsp olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 450. Lightly spray a baking sheet with oil.

2. Wash the potatoes really well. Cut them into matchsticks.

3. Combine cornstarch, garam masala and salt and toss with the potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add the oil 1 tsp at a time and toss well so that all the fries are coated.

4. Spread the potatoes over the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping twice while baking. When they're done, they should be crispy and brown on the outside, but tender on the inside. 

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