Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sweet Potato Fries or Crisp Sweet Potatoes

2-3 lbs sweet potatoes
1-2 TBS olive oil
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4-1/2 tsp. salt

Peel sweet potatoes. Slice in half lengthwise, then in 1/4 inch slices. I like to soak them in water until ready to use. I think it keeps them from being sticky. Remove from water and pat dry with paper towels. Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Toss potatoes with oil to coat. Lay in pan in single layer. Sprinkle with salt and paprika.

Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Turn potatoes over and bake another 10 minutes or so. Drain on paper towels and serve.

If you've never eaten sweet potato fries, don't expect them to taste like french fries or think you kids won't notice the difference. In fact, if serving to kids who like regular fries, you may not want to call them fries. They may be more open to the sweeter taste.

Of course, these can be served with a variety of dipping sauces.

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