Steve and I are huge fans of sweet potato fries. Like huge. We buy them by the truckloads at Costco (when they are in stock) or a few bags at a time at Target when they are on sale. At any given time you will find a bag in our freezer. What do you think of sweet potato fries? Are you more of the Double-Baked Crazy-Crisp Parmesan Oven Fries type? If I had to pick between the two.. I would probably go for the sweet potato fries. Crazy right? These are so good. Unbelievably delicious.
These go really nicely with my Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger, but of course go well with anything. We usually cook these up with some grilled chicken and steamed broccoli for a quick healthy meal. There’s a secret ingredient that I wasn’t sure would play out successfully. Want to know what it is? Well, you know how I’m addicted to coconut oil? If you aren’t familiar of my love – check out Get Healthy in 2014: Kitchen Basics II and you can read all about it. I wanted to swap the olive oil in the original recipe for coconut oil and hoped for the best. Results? AMAZING! These fries are ridiculously tasty. Pretty much we won’t be buying the frozen fries any more. These are waayy better (and the frozen ones are pretty darn good!).
Oven Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
Why buy frozen sweet potatoes when you can make some that are even more amazing - Oven Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries! These will change your life! The secret ingredient will leave you pleasantly surprised!
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2-3 tbsp. of cornstarch
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil melted
Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2″ fries (try not to make thinner, or thicker).
Soak in water for minimum of one hour.
When ready, drain water from bowl and lift fries out by the handful. Shake off excess moisture but don't completely dry.
Put cornstarch in a ziplock bag and add fries. Keep a bit of air in the bag before securing shut and shake vigorously. Transfer to baking sheets, try not to overcrowd. Coat with melted coconut oil.
Bake for 15 minutes at 425° F. Once bottom of fries are crisp, flip them over and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
The longer you can soak your fries, the better!
Adapted from The Art of Doing Stuff
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