I baked these not because I think they are healthier than regular fries. It was just a case of curiosity. So are they crispy? Are they yummy ? Are they better than french fries? No, yes and maybe.
OK. It all depends. If you cut the sweet potatoes thinner, maybe they will be crispier. Mine were crispy around the edges as I had sliced them thicker. Some were burnt at the ends (but I like these).
As for the taste, if you like sweet potatoes, chances are you will like these. Seasoning plays an important part, of course. I simply seasoned the fries with salt, black pepper and smoked paprika.
In comparison with french fries, they are like night and day. Like apples and oranges. You either like one or the other or both. In my case, I liked these sweet potato fries and I also like french fries. If I had to choose? hmmm.... french fries wins hands down.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Recipe source : Phong Hong
- 2 orange sweet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp olive oil
1. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into sticks. The length and thickness is up to you.
2. Sprinkle salt, pepper and smoked paprika over the sweet potatoes and pour in the olive oil. Mix to coat the sweet potatoes.
3. Pour the sweet potatoes in a single layer onto a lined baking tray.
4. Bake at 200C for 30 minutes, stirring after the first 10 minutes and then every 5 minutes to ensure even baking.