Sunday, April 4, 2010

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Burgers and fries are a natural pair, but I was looking for something a little healthier and more imaginative to go with Blue Cheese Turkey Burgers, so I opted for sweet potato fries. This recipe couldn't be simpler, but it is important to cut the fries into matchsticks with square ends or you'll end with with blackened ends that are very unappealing. These fries will get black spots all over the outside, but they don't taste burnt (with the exception of crispy ends that weren't cut square).

Sweet Potato "Fries"
from Ellie Krieger

1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled (2 medium potatoes)
1 T. canola oil
1/2 t. salt, plus more, to taste
Cooking spray

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick matchsticks, and toss with the oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake until the "fries" are tender and crisp, about 30 minutes.

3. Season with additional salt, to taste. Serve immediately.

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