Monday, October 20, 2008

Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Did you know that sweet potatoes are very good when you treat them like potatoes? They don't really need the brown sugar or the marshmallows.
These are pretty easy. And these are pretty good. Leftovers were excellent with a buffalo steak tonight!

Peel and chop some sweet potatoes into bite size pieces:

Layer in a plastic bag, sprinkling generously with paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and thyme, and dried onion (or onion powder). How much? I don't know. Just keep sprinkling over each layer.
Add a drizzle of olive oil, seal the bag, and shake it up baby now ... twist and shout. These are actually better if you let them sit in the fridge overnight before baking. (but if you want to bake them right away they'll still be mighty tasty)
Spread on a baking pan and bake at 450. Yes, I said 450. The heat helps them get crispy. Stir every 10-15 minutes. They are finished when soft enough to stab with a fork AND as crispy as you like them. For me that takes 30 -40 minutes.


Sarah said...

Ooo! Can't wait to try these... tomorrow night!

Sarah said...

These were excellent! I loved the make-ahead feature. Thanks so much for the recipe, Karen!