I'm a sweet potato fan. I like them roasted whole with butter and salt. It doesn't take much to please me when it comes to potatoes. However, if I feel like kicking it up a notch this is a side dish that I really like. They work well as an added bonus to an Herby Chopped Salad, a whole roasted chicken, or my personal favorite, with Saturday Night Turkey Burgers.
These are a healthy alternative to fries, so if only ultra crispy, crackly fries will do right now then these are not the ones for you to try today. However, if you're looking for a gooey, sweet and salty, and lightly spicy vehicle to dip into ketchup, you're gonna love these.
[1 POTATO SERVES 2 PEOPLE]
- 1 large sweet potato (cut in half and then into 1/2 inch-ish matchsticks)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, if your oven runs hot you might want to choose 375
- Place the sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, salt and chili powder
- Bake for 20 minutes and then flip the potatoes
- Bake for another 20 minutes until the potatoes are mostly golden brown
- If you're willing to risk burnt potatoes and you want them CRISP go ahead and try cooking them for another 10 minutes
- Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix them together with your hands to break up any brown sugar clumps
- Toss the fries in a bowl with the brown sugar mixture and enjoy hot!