Because these go way better with burgers than plain old fried potatoes. Because my kids will eat them. Because I will eat them (and I’m not a sweet potato fan). Because it’s Monday. Because I scored some sweet potatoes on sale on Saturday, and we ate them the same day and now they’re gone.
Because the name of this blog is not “Lessons from Charlotte,” but if I don’t post something else soon, it might as well be.
Sweet Potato Fries
sweet potatoes, cut up into “fries” (thick ones if you want the “steak fry” variety), enough to fill two cookie sheets
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Get a mixing bowl, and pour some olive oil in it. In batches, toss the sweet potato fries in the oil, coating them thoroughly. Add oil to the bowl as needed. Then, lay the fries out on two separate cookie sheets. One sheet of fries, sprinkle generously with sea salt, cumin, and paprika. The other, sprinkle generously with sea salt, cinnamon, and garlic powder. Put them in the oven. Total cook time is 30 minutes, but I like to stir them around a bit every 10 minutes (to keep them from sticking) and add at least one additional sprinkling of sea salt.
Kids love these.
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