I made us some sweet potato fries! There is a GREAT french fry debate going on over at my house. Thin vs. thick. Steak fries vs. ‘regular’ fries if you will. Becky prefers thin, crispier fries, while I, depending on my mood, prefer steak fries. The thick, crunchy outsides and the tender, mashed potato-ey insides are what I am all about.
Here, enters the baked sweet potato steak fry. These are so good and they aren’t bad for you either. Its a really easy way to spice up one of the greatest veggies of all time. And now is when you can find the best sweet potatoes, with it being sweet potato season and all. Just another great thing about Fall. Did you know it takes 100-120 days to grow a sweet potato? Neither did I. I learned that here.
So here is how you do it. First, you’ve got to peel and chop yer taters. Then, you place them on a sheet pan and sprinkle them with your seasonings and a tiny bit of olive oil. Toss, toss, toss.
I sprinkled mine with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. That combo will pretty much make anything taste good. The great thing about these, is that you can really customize them to go with whatever you are making. Sprinkle them with taco seasoning for Mexican style sweet fries or cinnamon and sugar for a treat!
- 2-3 Sweet potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ½ Teaspoon salt
- ½ Teaspoon pepper
- Paprika for sprinkling
- Garlic powder for sprinkling
- Peal and chop your potatoes. I kept mine on the thick side. For crispier fries slice them thinner. For thick fries, slice them bigger
- Place them on a sheet pan
- Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder
- Toss, toss, toss
- Bake at 450 for 15 minutes
- Flip them
- Bake at 450 for another 15 minutes, 30 mins total
And there you have it, sweet potato steak fries. Dip them in your favorite sauces! Eat them plain! You really can’t go wrong here.