BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES - NEED I SAY MORE?
No, I do not need to say more. The result of crisp, addictive little weird-shaped sweet potato fries will speak for themselves. (hint: they are DELICIOUS).
2 medium sweet potatoes or yams (keep skin on - it's where much of the nutrition and crispiness lives)
1 tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil (the latter does well in high heat and has a wonderful taste)
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit or 200 degrees celsius. Wipe off excess dirt from potato skin with a damp cloth. Cut tips off and slice potato in half. If it is a large potato then cut into thirds.
Cut into fry shapes by quartering or hexering (if you've cut it into thirds) the potato and cutting the stacks of 1/4 inch slices lengthwise.
Place the cut fries into a large bowl, pour the oil and grind the salt and pepper (about a teaspoon of each seasoning). This is the Rosie way. Grant likes to add a sprinkle of gara masala. Mix evenly until each lovely fry is greasy but not sodden with oil. Spread the fries over the tray as one layer to give each fry the chance to brown. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. If you wish you can toss them around after 10 minutes to even out the browning. Remove, eat and enjoy!
Recipe by Rosie Kosinski. Thanks to Grant Clark for spice suggestions and my sister Jadwiga for idea to add coconut oil - yum!
Illustrations by Rosie Kosinski.