Every time I post a pic of sweet potato fries on Instagram, I get a comment asking how I make them crispy.
To make them crispy, it basically comes down to two things.
- Boil for a few minutes first
- Don’t let them touch while baking.
Scroll down for the complete recipe. This is one of the simplest, most delicious meals, and is definitely one of my favorites. I eat this at least once a week, but I’d probably eat this everyday if I had the time.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
- One large Japanese sweet potato
- Spices of your choice (I usually use garam masala, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Other options are nutritional yeast, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, etc… you get it.)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place sweet potato in a pot and fill with water
- Bring water to a boil, and let potato cook for 3-4 minutes
- Take potato out and run under cold water to cool
- Pat dry, then cut the potato into small, fry-shaped slices.
- Place slices in a large bowl, add spices, and shake around until the slices are evenly covered.
- Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper, making sure the pieces don’t touch (v. important for crispiness).
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, and flip once the side touching the pan is brown/slightly burnt.
- Bake for another 5 minutes.
- TAKE A PIC & POST ON IG!! I guarantee, with the right lighting, it will explode (case in point #1 and #2). The ‘grammers love this ish.
… #10 was kinda a joke.
ANYWAY… Enjoy with the dipping of your choice. I usually do some ketchup, BBQ sauce, guac, mustard, and/or hot sauce (usually a little of everything…).