Perfect Sweet Potato Fries

June 3, 2015

I am nowhere near a food blogger. Or a chef. Or even a girl who really know’s how to cook. I just make stuff up and hope I don’t burn the house down and the food comes out edible. I like simplicity, because really, food is food and I’ll eat it all. I don’t discriminate!

To be honest, I really love the taste of simple food anyway, so that’s what I end up making! Which is why what I’m about to show you isn’t anything crazy. I’m pretty sure my dog could make this. That’d actually be awesome.

Before I get off on a tangent, lets talk about sweet potatoes. There was a time when I ate them every single day for YEARS. I’ve talked about this before – when I like something, I eat it until I pretty much hate it. My hands are actually still orange from eating it so much (not even joking).

So I ate them legit every day. Then one day I couldn’t even look at them anymore. Then I didn’t touch them for about a year or more (and I got obsessed with Japanese sweet potato, but that’s another topic haha). The other day I had regular sweet potatoes on hand and I remembered that making fries makes anything better. Am I right? So I did. The end.

Step 1: Cut into fries!

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Step 2: Spray coconut oil spray

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Step 3: Seasonings of choice. I personally like the mixture of savory garlic with the sweetness of cinnamon. So good.

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Step 4: Place into a 450 degree oven.

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Step 5: Bake for 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through.

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**Step 6: Take potatoes out and put oven on broil. Broil potatoes for only 1-3 minutes. Make sure to watch them so they don’t burn!

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Step 7: Top with sea salt after they are done cooking.

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Mind = blown?! 😉

No but really, they come out perfectly when I cook them this way. The broiling at the end is definitely the key to making them come out perfectly.

I eat them straight up, or with ketchup. Sounds weird, but it’s oddly delicious.

 

What’s your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes?

Are you a simple cook, or more extravagant?

 

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