Until last month, I had never tasted sweet potato baked fries. I’ve always associated sweet potatoes or yams with Thanksgiving and holiday cooking as a whole. By the way, if someone could tell me the difference between those two, I would very much appreciate it!
My cousin, visiting from New York, suggested we bake sweet potato fries and I drew a blank stare. French fries, curly seasoned fries, potato wedges-sure. Sweet potato baked fries-never once seen or tasted them. Judging by the look on her face, this was highly unacceptable and something had to be done. So we went to the market, bought a couple sweet potatoes and prepared what has become in a short month one of my all-time favorite side dishes. And possibly the easiest recipe to prepare.
So here it goes:
Wash, peel and cut up your sweet potato in long thin strips. Place them on a flat cooking tray with baking paper.
Lightly oil them.
Sprinkle salt, pepper and paprika.
Bake at 210º (celsius) for 15 minutes, turn them over and bake for another 10-15 minutes (depending on how crispy you like them).
And voilà! The easiest and seriously delicious recipe.
PS: I used white sweet potatoes but you can make this dish with any type of yam or sweet potato.