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Published October 12th 2011
Sweet potatoes are delicious and full of vitamin A. The first time I tried sweet potatoes I knew they would become my new favourite potato. If you haven't already tried sweet potato fries, you're missing out. They're incredibly easy to do (no frying involved) and taste delectable, even if you're not generally a fan of sweet potatoes.
Ingredients: 1. 1 or 2 sweet potatoes 2. Oil 3. Salt and pepper 4. Optional seasonings; sugar, paprika, chicken salt, mixed spice or cinnamon.
Method: 1. Depending on your oven pre-heat it between 180°C - 200°C.
2. Wash your sweet potatoes. I like to leave the skin on mine, so I make sure I give them a good scrub and clean them dry with a towelette. If you would prefer to have them without the skin, then peel them but make sure you get rid of any excess water so you don't end up with soggy chips.
3. Cut your potatoes in thick strips (or thin if you'd prefer).
4. Cut a piece of baking paper on your oven tray and line up the sweet potato fries.
5. You can either drizzle your sweet potatoes with olive oil, or use cooking oil spray. I prefer to use oil spray as it keeps the fries crisp and they get a nice crunch to them on the top. Add your preferred seasoning. Pop them in the oven. You should only have to turn them once, in approximately 10-15 minutes. It varies on your oven, so keep an eye on them. You don't want them to burn.
6. While they're in the oven don't be alarmed if they start to brown like the picture below. They are not burnt. That just means that the sweet potatoes are getting crisp, which just means that they'll taste even better.
7. Once you're sweet potato fries are cooked let them cool slightly on the tray and then move to a serving plate. Add extra seasoning if desired. Sit back and enjoy what is sure to be your new favourite potato.