These are a favorite in our household. Bitsy Girl hasn’t met a sweet potato she doesn’t like, and I found this to be a great way to convince Beard to enjoy sweet potatoes, too. Win win in my book.
I know sweet potato fries are becoming ridiculously popular nowadays, and everyone and their mother has a recipe up for them, but I think my version is slightly different, so I thought I’d put my two cents in.
First, I start with two cleaned sweet potatoes and I cut off the ends:
Then I slice up the sweet potatoes into fries. I make them relatively large, but definitely not like steak fries. Sweet potatoes become much softer when cooked, so you can’t make them too thin, but I just don’t like a giant hunk of potato as a fry. So mine end up looking like this:
I sprinkle some salt (to taste), 1 tsp cumin, and 1 tsp chili power on the fries. Then I mix them in the bowl. After that is when I drizzle over a few tbsp of olive oil and coat the fries. I find that the fries retain flavors better if they are seasoned prior to the olive oil coating.