Friday, April 3, 2015

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato fries are one of my favorite small appetizers I love to munch on. They were on my to do list for a long time & the time has come for me to experiment a healthy version of these at home. I saw many recipes but one caught my eye with the crispy texture I'm looking for. Baked sweet potato fries are tend to get soft in texture. Then I came across a recipe suggested adding corn starch for a crispier texture. The end result was satisfying as they were crispier out side & softer inside. One thing I would love to change the next time I'm making this fries is cutting them a little thicker than I have done here. Other than that they were perfectly good to munch on without any guilt. 
Prep Time-10mins 
Cook Time -30mins 
Serves-2people
Ingredients
2Big sweet potatoes
1Tbs corn starch
1Garlic grated / 2Tsp garlic powder 
1Tsp cumin powder {Coarsely grind} 
1Tsp chili powder
2Tbs oil 
Salt 
Directions 
- Pre-heat oven @350 degrees. Layer a cookie sheet with foil & keep aside.
- Wash & peel sweet potatoes. Wipe them with a cloth before slicing them. Cut them in lengthwise as see above. 
- Take a zip lock bag & add in sliced sweet potatoes to it. 
- Add in corn starch & lock it. Now shake it to coat corn starch evenly to slices. 
- Next add in garlic, cumin powder, chili powder, oil & salt. Lock the bag & shake it well. Make sure all are coated very well.
- Now transfer them to baking sheet & layer them neatly, while leaving space in between. 
- Bake them @350 degrees for 15-20mins. Remove from oven reverse the fries. 
- Again bake them for 5-10mins & remove them from oven. 
- Cool them off a bit & serve with a ketchup or your choice of dip. 
Note
- You can use your choice of spice mix to flavor it up. 
- Baking time varies from oven to oven. So check in between to avoid burning them.
- Make sure you are cutting bigger pieces rather than thin slices.
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18 comments:

  1. We love sweet potato fries. Adding corn starch to get the crispy texture is a great tip. Will make it this way next time.

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  2. You are making me hungry.. Such a delicious bake...

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  3. WOW! What a delectable way to enjoy sweet potato fries. Classy

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  4. Flavorful and crispy baked sweet potatoes..guilt free snack..

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  5. Couldnt resist to this beautiful guilt free fries, my elder one's favourite..

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  6. This is a really good snack!!

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  7. Ahh sreevalli, is it going to be a healthy snack like this all this month!!! Oh i m loving it totally!!! bookmarked these!!

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  8. Such a delicious guilt free snack. Looks so inviting...

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  9. That's a great idea to make crisps at home and baking them sounds wonderful. They lok delicious , feel like munching on some.

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  10. These are very popular at home. Though I omit the spices for the kids.

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  11. I tried them once earlier and wasn't happy with the texture I ended up with. Next time will try your idea of cornstarch.

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  12. Fries look crispy and looks like addition of corn starch worked

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  13. can u pass it to me...wanna munch on them for tea...they look just perfect

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  14. This is my family's favorite snack and make it as often as I can :) looks so tempting!

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  15. Such fantastic snack!...the click makes me want to grab off the screen!

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  16. This is one such delicious and guilt free snack...

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  17. Another gulit free snack. Looks good

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  18. Love this delicious snack with sweet potatoes. I better make them before they disappear form the scene here.

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