Tasty Sweet Potato Fries

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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:

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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:

100_2407I 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.

100_2408I spread the fries out on a cookie sheet so they aren’t touching each other for the most part.  These babies get baked at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.  And they are delicious!

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