Thursday, June 3, 2010
I stopped buying packaged french fries years ago because of Sam's hydrogenated soybean oil sensitivity. We love roasted sweet potatoes and yams, so to do something different, I started making fries, baking them instead of frying them. The nice thing is you don't need ketchup with these fries. They are flavorful enough to eat by themselves, and are a great finger-food to eat with tacos, fried fish, or hamburgers. The picture above are yam fries (sweet potato fries are not orange).
Baked Sweet Potato/Yam Fries Recipe
1 large sweet potato or yam (or 2 small)
Non-stick cooking spray
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Peel the skin off of the sweet potato/yam. Cut it into steak fry-sized strips, not too wide or thick. Place the strips on the cookie sheet side-by-side, not overlapping, with space in between them like this (this is one large yam):
When all of the strips are layed out on the cookie sheet, spray them with cooking spray, and then salt and pepper them to taste. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Fries will be slightly carmelized when done. Serves 2 adults (and one small child) as a side dish.