I used to make oven fries from white potatoes a ton when I was single. John isn’t a huge white potato fan so I don’t make them that often anymore. Plus, mashed potatoes are in high demand if I’m making potatoes at all at home. However we were trying to find a nice side dish for burgers last week and John suggested sweet potato fries. I hit the interweb and put this little recipe together. These came out delicious!
Kim’s Sweet Potato Fries
3 medium sweet potatoes
1 tsp. coriander seeds
1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
3/4 tsp. red pepper flake
1 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
Enough EVOO to coat the fries, roughly 2.5 tbsp.
I ground up my fennel seed, coriander, and red pepper flake in my mortar and pestle. When the spice mixture was all ground up and homogeneous looking I mixed in the salt and oregano.
I leave the the skins on my sweet potatoes, I think the flavor and crunch is better with them on. If you leave them on make sure to scrub them really good.
After their bath I halved all the potatoes then cut into uniform slices. Similarly sized pieces will ensure an even cooking time which is key here. Next I coated all the slices with EVOO. Once each piece was coated with oil I sprinkled on the brown sugar and then the spice mixture, and mixed until every piece was coated evenly.
I baked my fries on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. This ensures 360 degrees of even cooking.
Bake on 400 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how crispy you like them.
Enjoy alone or as a side dish. We had ours with delicious turkey burgers!