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Sweet Potato Fries
What I Used
7 or 8 Medium Sweet Potatoes. 1 tsp Garlic Powder. Salt. Pepper. Olive Oil. 1 stick Fresh Rosemary (optional).
What I Did
Unbelievable as it sounds, oven roasting a large batch of sweet potato fries takes a long ass time.
The sweet potatoes pieces have to be placed as a single layer on a baking tray with enough distance between each of them to keep them from touching each other because the sweet potato releases water as it cooks and in order to prevent them from sogging, you gotta keep them separated.
Basically, if you cram them all on tray and shove them in the oven, you’ll get some limp, mushy ass fries.
You make as well make a baked potato.
Then, instead of lining them up on a baking tray and placing them in the oven, put the fries in a bowl of water and let them soak anywhere between 30mins – 1 hr.
This helps remove some of the excess starch which will make them drier and ultimately, crispier.
After they’ve soaked a while, drain them and pat them dry with a paper towel.
Do your best to dry them off a much as possible.
The less water they retain, they more they’ll crisp.
Add the fries to a large bowl and toss with 2 tbsp olive oil, garlic powder and a decent sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Feel free to spice them with whatever other herbs and seasonings if you’d like.
Preheat oven to 450F.
Place the seasoned sweet potato pieces in a single layer on a foil-lined baking tray, being sure to keep them separate and uncrowded.
Roast your fries at the bottom of your oven – you want your tray as hot as possible – for 30 mins or until they turn a little translucent and golden.
This likely means you’ll have to do them one batch at a time. This is why making these takes foreverrrrr.
Flip them midway through.
Remove from oven and let rest for a couple mins,.
Then using the flat back of a spatula, gently push them off the baking tray.
The higher the oven temperature, the crispier they’ll be.
Keep an eye on them though because they can go from crispy to burnt real fucking quick.
The thinner you slice your fries, the quicker they cook.