Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
If my kids and husband had their way, they could probably eat french fries every single day of the week. My 4 year-old basically wants to live off of french fries and salad. At least I can get her to eat salad!
I love making roasted potatoes for dinner. They are relatively simple to prepare and pair with pretty much every meat. But, roasted potatoes just don’t have that same appeal as a crispy french fry.
Up until now though every time I’ve tried to bake homemade french fries, they just come out tasting like plain old roasted potatoes. Then I discovered this recipe from the Kitchn which says the secret to crispy baked fries is cornstarch! I was sold and gave it a try, but like many reviewers, the fries weren’t all that crispy, the cornstarch ended up sort of pasty, and a lot of the fries were soggy.
So I tried them again. And the second time I made sure to shake off all of the excess cornstarch, including the bits that got stuck on the bottom of the fries after coating them. I also made sure to use my largest baking sheet so the fries had more room to spread out. These steps helped the fries to actually crisp up! So I do not recommend skipping these steps in the recipe.
To make the basic recipe, you really only need some salt as a seasoning, however, if you want to kick things up a notch, adding garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin really add a nice little kick of flavor!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 306mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 2g