Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Have you ever had sweet potato fries?
Ever since I tried some in Atlanta last year I have been in love with the flavour.
But since I don't own a deep-fryer I never made any and kept suppressing the memories :)
Until Anna and I decided to make a fancy fish supper.
We made some steamed salmon and then cut some sweet potatoes into really thin slices and while they didn't taste exactly like the ones I had last year, they came incredibly close.

© Anna Blanch

The problem is this is starting to turn into an addiction not just for me but also for several people around me which means I might have had some on 3 occasions this weekend and while I think sweet potatoes are a perfectly healthy food-choice this is starting to get out of hand...if tesco's run out of sweet potatoes, you know who's to blame.
Oh, and in case you're wondering, they are also really nice if you make them with some normal potato slices thrown in.
Anyhow, let's make some sweet potato fries!

Sweet Potato Fries
1 Sweet Potato per person
Olive Oil

Preheat your oven to 220˚C.
Cut the sweet potatoes into fairly thin slices (the thickness of a 1 pound coin is a good one to go for), then toss them in some olive oil (alternatively you could drizzle them with the olive oil after you have spread them out on a baking tray but either way, you don't need crazy amounts 1 tsp per sweet potato is more than enough). Sprinkle them with some salt (I like to put it on at the beginning because I tend to forget everything once the baked lovelies are staring at me).
Once your oven is hot enough bake them for around 20 minutes. Rotate the baking tray halfway through the cooking time.
Stop yourself from eating them straight off the baking tray but pretend you're all grown up and put them on a plate before you have them either all grown up with some steamed salmon or with some horseradish mayo, cucumber raita or whatever else you like to have with sweet potato fries.


  1. Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.

    Baking Oven

  2. just did a google search for sweet potato fries (dinner tonight!!) and came across this :)

    1. And to think that if we hadn't dragged my sister to that bar in Atlanta I would never (or at least not that soon) have discovered the sheer amazingness that is deep-fried sweet potatoes :)


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