Friday, June 29, 2012
Sweet Potato Fries
I love sweet potatoes! Usually I like to bake them up and just eat them plain with nothing on them. But it seems that the way to prepare sweet potatoes these days is to make them into fries. I have never eaten them before like this, but some of the kids have and they love them. Since they enjoy sweet potatoes in this form it really made me want to try the sweet potato fries.
I made them with my turkey burgers; since I was trying to be a little healthier with this meal I made the fries in the oven. As always I was in a hurry so I put them in the microwave to speed up the process a little bit. Once the sweet potatoes were a little tender from cooking them in the microwave I cut them in to wedges and put them in a hot oven. But first I sprayed the baking pan with cooking oil so they would not stick and also sprayed the fries to help them crisp up.
The sweet potato fries didn't want to crisp up in the oven. I am not sure if it was due to the fact that I precooked them in the microwave or because that they were baked and not deep fried. My kids said that they have eaten them deep fried usually and they are crispy that way. Even though the sweet potato fries were not really crispy they were a nice treat. I wanted to top them with something a little different; I had seen this idea somewhere before but not quite sure where. I topped them off with a little cinnamon, sugar, and sea salt. The sweet salty taste was a great way to go.
Sweet Potato Fries
3 medium sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Sea salt to taste
Precook sweet potatoes in the microwave 5 to 7 minutes, just until they are getting tender. Take out of microwave and let cool until they are easy to handle. Cut into wedges; the size that you desire. Take a baking pan and line with aluminum foil and spray with cooking oil. Place sweet potatoes on baking pan in a single layer and spray with cooking oil. Bake in a preheat oven at 450 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Once the fries are taken out of the
oven sprinkle them with the sugar and cinnamon mixture and sea salt serve immediately.