Sunday, July 04, 2010

Crispy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Since sweet potatoes have a high moisture/starch ratio, they will not crisp in the oven if these critical steps are not followed; ice water soaking and egg wash.

Sweet Potato Fries

- Sweet potatoes
- 2 egg whites beaten until foamy
- olive oil
- salt or sea salt
- garlic powder
- paprika
- cayenne pepper
- cinnamon
- black pepper
- ice water bath

  1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into thick matchsticks.
  2. Soak in ice waterbath for at least 30 minutes (IMPORTANT).
  3. Remove from waterbath, and carefully dry sweet potatoes.
  4. Whisk together egg whites and 1-2 Tbsp olive oil.
  5. Brush all the sweet potatoes with egg white wash. Don't worry if there's excess egg white wash.
  6. Sprinkle dry spice mix over sweet potatoes.
  7. When arranging fries on parchment paper covered baking sheet, make sure NOT to crowd the fries, otherwise they will steam and create soggy fries.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 30-40 minutes, or until fries are slightly blackened towards the tips. Remove from oven halfway through and flip fries over.

They were quite tasty.


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