AUTUMN RECIPE: Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries


These are really good and stick to your ribs better than a regular “French Fry”, and they are oven fried, which means healthier for you. I used a garnet yam, as explained below, because they’re prettier and sweeter than the regular sweet potato.    Easy to make and yummy!

1 lg garnet yam, sliced into sticks

1-2 egg whites with a few tbsp water, whisked

kosher or sea salt

canola oil spray or olive (Trader Joes has affordable)

Drop potato sticks in egg mixture and coat , then place a cookie sheet thoroughly covered in oil –I even added a little from the bottle to make sure it was enough to watch it drip when titled.    Then spray the tops of the potato sticks with oil–again be very generous–go over them about 3 times (layers of spray oil),   Bake in 400 degree oven about 5-7 minutes each side.   When you flip them spray oil all over them again in layers.   WATCH them , they burn fast.  (the slightly overdone fries tasted good though).

I sprinkled sea salt over some and kosher over others–some before cooking and if needed a little after.    Here’s a look at a batch of mine.    One potato actually made around 3 batches.

Notes: Americans use the word “yam” to refer to a sweet, moist, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato. To everyone else in the world, a yam is what Americans call a tropical yam, a firm tuber with white flesh.  Varieties of American “yams” (sweet potatoes) include the garnet yam (pictured here) and the jewel yam.   Substitutes: sweet potatoes (drier, less sweet, and often more expensive)

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