I have a thing for sweet potato fries. I also have a swimming suit that I need to get into in 3 weeks. My life is a paradox, I tell you.
Enter this recipe. Making it tomorrow and probably every day after (my plain grilled chicken breast and cheerio diet needs some variety).
Link to recipe here: Annie’s Eats.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil greased with cooking spray.
Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into long spears. (Soak in cold water for 20-30 minutes before continuing for crispy texture outside. Drain well and pat dry.) Place the potato spears on the sheet pan and toss with olive oil. Spread them in a single layer. Combine the brown sugar, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on the potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn with a spatula or tongs. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and serve hot.
This recipe was adapted from Barefoot Contessa – who just happens to be my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE author of cookbooks.
P.S. I ate chips and salsa and guac today. When I start freaking out the bikini issue, please remind me that my will power tends to suck. Thanks.