The hot and healthy item in the recipe world is How To Make Sweet Potato Fries. They are healthy because they are baked, and taste so good because of their sweet taste. They make the perfect addition to any meal as a healthy replacement, and your kids will love them not even knowing they are eating healthy!
Recipe for Cooking Sweet Potato Fries
- Raw unpeeled Sweet Potatoes
- Corn Starch
- Olive Oil
- Optional Honey (for caramelized outer layer for flavor)
Carefully wash and peel Sweet Potatoes. Cut raw Sweet Potatoes into 3/4 inch to 1 inch strips, circles or ovals. Basically you can cut them any way you want, like a thick potato chip or fry. They need to be much thicker then a normal potato because they do not hold together like normal potatoes and become very soft during the cooking process. And unlike normal potatoes, they shrink a lot!
Next place the cut Sweet Potatoes into a large bowl of cold water. Let soak for 1-2 hours. After the soak in water, place the Sweet Potatoes into a bowl and dust with corn starch. The entire Sweet Potato needs to be coated in Corn Starch to help create the crisp outer edges after baking.
Next place the Sweet Potatoes onto a backing sheet and gently drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil over them. About 2 tablespoons should coat around 2-3 potatoes. Once coated spread out the Sweet Potatoes onto the backing sheet. They need to be spread out and not on top of each other. If they are left near and on top of each other then they will “steam” and not become crispy.
If you need to it is best to make multiple batches or add two pans to the oven with them spread out more so that they crisp well. Place them in the oven or convection oven at 475 F for 10-13 mins. Watching for edges browning, you can also make them sweeter. Place 2-3 tablespoons of honey in a microwave safe dish and heat for 3-4 seconds. With a fork drizzle honey over the Sweet Potatoes that are not quite done. Place them back in the oven and cook till desired. Golden brown or a little bit more crisp. It really is what ever you prefer. Remember these have higher sugar content even with out the extra honey and will caramelize more then normal potatoes.
Once they are baked, You may sprinkle with Salt to desired taste. Enjoy!
Coming tomorrow will be so sweet potato dip recipes too! Yumm