So, I gotta say I have perfected the crispiest sweet potato fries! These fries have a phenomenal taste, as well! They are crispy on the outside, but still have that mashed potato feel on the inside. Since I have started making them it seems I never make enough. My husband, Eric, and I devour every single one no matter how many potatoes I make. Today I've made the most I will have made to date. I've done 2 and 4 potatoes, but tonight I'm making 6. Let's see if 6 sweet potatoes is enough for 2 people and a ½ people. I say ½ a person because my 2 toddlers are so finicky with their eating lately that sometimes they'll eat an entire plate of these fries or they won't touch them.
Benefits of sweet potatoes
The sweet potato is part of the vegetable family. It is categorized in the red and orange vegetable group. The average intake a female between 31 and 50 should consume a week is about 6 cups of red and orange vegetables. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans we are actually consuming way less, around 2½ per week. Sweet potatoes have a ton of potassium and fiber in them. A standard portion size is 1 medium potato, which has 103 calories, 542 milligrams of potassium, and 3.8 grams of fiber.
Ingredients to make these fries
You will need:
- 6 medium sized sweet potatoes
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- ¼ tbsp. kosher salt
- ¼ tbsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp McCormicks Adobo Seasoning without Pepper
- ½ tbsp cinnamon
I also used a large cutting board to chop up the sweet potatoes. You will also need a vegetable peeler to take the skin off and one large kitchen knife to cut up the potatoes because I found it way easier to chop using the biggest chef knife in my knife block. The sweet potatoes fries are mixed in a large mixing bowl and baked on large baking pans.
How to make the crispiest sweet potato fries
First, preheat your oven to 400° and line a large baking pan with parchment paper or medium sized baking pans. Set aside. Peel all the skin off the sweet potatoes, then chop them into thick julienne cuts. I start off by cutting the potato in half, then take each half and cut that half into strips, then cut the strips into julienne pieces. Throw all the chopped sweet potatoes into a large mixing bowl and drizzle in the avocado olive oil making sure to coat all the fries. I like to take my mixing bowl and shake it by hand tossing the fries up and around until coated.
Next add in your salt, pepper, adobo seasoning, and cinnamon. Again, make sure all fries are coated. Lay your fries on the prepared baking pan and bake for 45 min. Then, turn on your broiler to high. Place the cooked fries back in the oven right under the broiler for 1 MINUTE! They will burn if you keep them in any longer, so make sure you are paying attention. Literally only 1 minute! Remove from oven and chow down! See how many you can eat in a sitting ;0
The Crispiest Sweet Potato Fries
- large baking pan
- large chef knife
- cutting board
- large mixing bowl
- 6 medium sweet potatoes peeled and sliced into julienne cuts
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- ¼ tbsp kosher salt
- ¼ tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp McCormicks Adobo Seasoning with Pepper
- ½ tbsp ground cinnamon
- First, preheat oven to 400° and line a large baking pan with parchment paper or 2 medium sized baking pans. Set aside.
- Peel all the skin off the sweet potatoes, then chop them into julienne cuts. Start off by cutting the potato in half, then take each half and cut that half into strips, then cut the strips into julienne pieces.
- Throw all the chopped sweet potatoes into a large mixing bowl and drizzle in the avocado oil making sure to coat all fries. Take mixing bowl and toss fries up and around until fully coated with the oil.
- Next, add your salt, pepper, Adobo seasoning, and cinnamon. Mix well to combine. Lay fries in a single layer on prepared baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and turn broiler on high. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes until crispy on top. KEEP AN EYE ON THE FRIES WHEN BROILING BC THEY CAN BURN EASILY!