Sweet Potato Fries
  • 4-6 large sweet potatoes
  • corn starch
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt (fine ground)
  1. Cut your sweet potatoes until they’re a medium thickness. Not hugely thick cut and not shoestring.
  2. Let potatoes soak in water for an hour – half the day is what I would recommend, so cut the potatoes & if you are making the slaw, you can start the slaw after you start soaking the potatoes.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°
  4. Throw a Tablespoon or two of cornstarch with sea salt into a plastic bag.
  5. Dump a handful of sweet potatoes into the bag with the cornstarch. Don't pat them dry, just drain the water out, and give each handful of potatoes a good shake before dumping in the cornstarch.
  6. Twist the top of the bag so it forms a balloon with some air inside and shake the fries around until they’re lightly coated with the cornstarch. This is important. Too much water and too much cornstarch and you’ll end up with a goopy mess. Plus your fries will taste like salty cornstarch. EWWWWW
  7. Put your coated fries on a non stick cookie sheet. (I use parchment so it will be fine that way too)
  8. Drizzle 2 tbsp. of olive oil over the fries. This is if you want to be healthy.
  9. Any vegetable oil will work. I’ve used sunflower, canola, etc.. heck I have even used sesame oil! ZING!
  10. You can use as much oil as you want.
  11. The more oil you use the easier time you’ll have of getting the fries crispy but the less healthy they will be. Personally wing it and have fun, this is a huge fun lovely yummy meal to begin with! My trick is veggie oil with some sesame oil added in, just to flavor it and coat those puppies.. like GLUG GLUG GLUG!
  12. Using your hands, make sure the fries are well coated. (Don't be a wussy-butt just do it! However if you are like Geoff, use some gloves.. wussy :) )
  13. Arrange them on the sheet again so they are evenly spaced. You may have to do a few batches because the less fries on the pan the better they’ll cook. Too many shoved together and they’ll never get crispy. They’ll just steam...ewwwwwww.
  14. Slide the pan of fries into your preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes.
Recipe by Cabin Goddess at http://cabingoddess.com/2014/04/07/f-fish-fries-halibut-poboys-sweet-potato-fries-atozchallenge/