So, I was milling around on the Internet the other day, and came across a most fantabulous recipe on foodess.com. Crisp yam fries with chipotle aioli. Being too lazy to veganize chipotle aioli, and because I didnt have any chipotle on hand, I made my fries spicy themselves and ate them with ketchup or nothing at all. It was so delicious that I decided to snap some pictures and share the recipe with you.
Oh, and in case you didn’t notice, I’m not a very good sweet potato slicer–partially because I don’t have a very good chef’s knife. (Yes, teehee, I’m going to blame it on the poor knife, and not my lack of knife skills.) Jenn from foodess.com, gives some great advice for slicing your potato and getting your baked fries nice and crispy–so feel free to head on over and check out her site. You won’t be sorry!
Jenn recommends baking your fries at 450 degrees F for about 10 minutes. I found that temp to be just a pinch too hot, as my fries were on the verge of burning after only 8 minutes, and they weren’t yet completely cooked through. So, here’s my adapted baking game plan:
- Spread your fries out on baking pans so that no two fries are touching each other. You will probably need two pans for one large sweet potato.
- Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 minutes
- Use a large spatula to turn fries, then turn down oven to 375 degrees F for 5 minutes.
Check fries. If they aren’t crisp yet, turn oven back up to 450 degrees F for 2-3 more minutes.
Food for Thought
Lately, I have been contemplating my need to be memorizing more of the Bible. This is what I’m trying to learn this week:
” But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-7, KJV
Have a great weekend!!
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
- 1-2 sheet pans or cookie sheets
- 1 large sweet potato chopped lengthwise into fries
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel and cut sweet potato in french fry sized pieces.
- Combine cut sweet potato with olive oil in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine remaining seasonings with cornstarch.
- Pour seasonings over oiled sweet potato and mix well. (Your hands work best for this! :))
- Spread sweet potato fries over 2 baking sheets, making sure that fries are not touching each other.
- Bake at 450 degrees F for 7 minutes. Turn fries with a large spatula, then turn oven down to 375 degrees F for about 5 minutes. Check fries, if they still aren’t quite crispy, turn oven back up to 450 degrees for 1-3 minutes.
- Remove fries from oven, and allow them to cool for just a few minutes before serving.