I admit I have a slight obsession with french fries but I love potatoes in all of its forms: baked, mashed, roasted etc. Sweet potatoes are even better and better for you. I made these particular sweet potato fries this weekend. I’m trying to get as much baking out of my system before the heat comes. It’s coming quickly, I’ve already experienced 90 degree weather and today’s only the 1st day of April!
Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato cut into wedges (1 per person should be good)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place cut potatoes in a large stock pot and cover with cold water.
Bring to a boil and once bubbling, only boil for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, drain potatoes. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with oil, salt, pepper and paprika. Gently toss with your hands to evenly coat. Spread on a baking sheet in one layer.
Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the fries so they can cook on all sides. Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, until the fries are crispy. Don’t worry if the edges are a little bit brown, they will taste more caramelized than burnt.