Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are a healthy, crispy side dish, and so perfectly paired with a big juicy burger. These are full of flavor without all the grease, and will please all the sweet potato lovers, and convert the rest!
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: spicy sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries
Author: Sue Ringsdorf
For the fries:
2 ½Tablespoonscorn starch
½teaspooncayenne- or to taste
kosher salt - to taste
For the fries:
Peel sweet potatoes and cut into thin strips. Fill a large bowl with cold water, and soak for at least 30 minutes. Strain and pat dry with a clean towel.
Combine the seasonings in a small bowl (EXCEPT SALT!) - the chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne.
Rinse bowl out, and put dried potatoes back in, and drizzle with olive oil. Mix until well coated. Add corn starch and the seasonings (EXCEPT SALT), and mix thoroughly.
Preheat ovens to 425 degrees. Arrange fries on two baking pans lined with parchment paper. Don't over-lap the fries!
Place pans in ovens on top shelf. If you have only one oven, you can just put both pans in and rotate shelfs throughout cooking process.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Gently flip fries and bake another 15 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven, and add a generous sprinkling of kosher salt. EAT!
Following this recipe closely is paramount to getting the potatoes to crisp up. They won't be as crispy as regular fries that are submerged in oil, but they are SO good and easier on the waistline.
The Skinny Chipotle Ranch Dressing is also key to your experience. We use it on salads, and everything taco, but it's great as a sweet potato fry dipper as well. :D