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Old 09-28-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

looking for a TNT method for BAKED sweet potato fries that are CRISPY....or at least as crispy as i can get 'em

also trying to keep them as healthy as possible

also, how do you cut your sweet potatoes to yield the most amount of fries?

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Old 09-28-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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I did some the other night. I peeled the sweet potato, using a vegetable peeler. I then cut it into "fries," and yes, some of the end ones were a bit irregular, but not many. I selected fat. oblong potatoes to begin with.
I sprayed a cookie sheet with canola, put the 'fries" on it, then sprayed their surface with a couple of spritzes of canola, too. Bake on high heat. Salt (used a nice sea salt).
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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Cook's Illustrated's The Best Vegetable Recipe cookbook has a recipe for oven fries that is, by far, the best I've tried. They have a recipe for sweet potato oven fries that I haven't tried, but if it's anywhere near as good as their regular oven fry recipe, it's awesome. Might be worth checking out!
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:54 PM   #4
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I've found that making sure that the potatoes do NOT touch insures a crispy enjoyable fry. Some salt and your choice of shortening, mine is butter and these are an occasional treat make a taste sensation.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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I like to cut them a little bit thinner so they cook faster and crisp a little bit easier. I got started after eating the sweet potato fries at Pacific Catch.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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Cook's Illustrated's The Best Vegetable Recipe cookbook has a recipe for oven fries that is, by far, the best I've tried. They have a recipe for sweet potato oven fries that I haven't tried, but if it's anywhere near as good as their regular oven fry recipe, it's awesome. Might be worth checking out!
Upon your advice I purchased the mentioned cookbook and I can only agree. Coming from Belgium myself the idea of oven baked fries normally is something rather, euh, not-done. But we all know: everything should be possible. And thanks to this recipe, there's indeed a way to enjoy the not-fried option. So: thx a lot.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:20 PM   #7
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Oh good! I'm glad to hear it. Now I've got to try this sweet potato recipe! Thanks. :)
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:11 PM   #8
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There are a lot of recipes on youtube...this one has the most hits and is done very well...yummmm!

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