I made these fries for dinner a few weeks ago and at long last I am posting them! Lots has been going on behind the scenes here at Hungermama HQ and we (yes, WE!) will have an announcement coming soon!
I made these to accompany a homemade fish and chips dinner. (I loosely based the fish on this recipe.) It all ended up being a much bigger undertaking than I usually take on for a weeknight, but it was all SO yummy that I am likely to make it all again soon!
The original recipe for the fries can be found here. I love this recipe for the ice bath (which helps make them nice and crispy) and the awesome seasoning. They were so good!
Seasoned Sweet Potato FriesPrint Recipe
- 5 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of cornflour (cornstarch)
- 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil (not olive oil) -- I used rapeseed oil
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- salt to season
preheat your oven to 225° C (435° F)
cut the sweet potatoes into thin, evenly sliced sticks (they need to be the same size so they cook at the same rate)
fill a bowl full of ice water, and place your sliced sweet potatoes in the water while you prepare your spices
mix all your spices (NO salt yet) with the cornflour
remove the sweet potatoes from the water and pat dry
place sweet potatoes in a bowl and drizzle oil over the the sweet potatoes. Mix with your hands until all of the sweet potatoes are covered.
sprinkle your spice mixture over the top. Mix until all sides are covered.
place sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet topped with either a silpat or wax paper. Make sure they aren't touching each other as this will make them soggy!
cook for 10-15 minutes before flipping potatoes to their other sides and then let cook for another 10-15 minutes
season with salt