Here in North America, the term sweet Potato and yam are used interchangeably even though the yam is a different species and is rarely seen here. In almost every case when a yam is called for a sweet potato is used. While some dishes sound fine either way (Candied Sweet Potatoes or Candies Yams) others sound very unfamiliar. Today, we’ll serve Yam Fries.
It takes quite a bit of time for them to get crispy in the oven as they are 3/4 water.
Note: Five large sweet p…..I mean yams, yield a lot of fries.
It filled two trays and even then they were not spaced far enough apart.
The spices are just right to work with the sweetness.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Makes: 3 to 5 servings | Difficulty: Easy
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/4 tbsp black pepper
- 1/4 tbsp garlic powder
- Olive Oil, for tossing
- 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch long slices, then 1/4-wide inch strips, using a crinkle cut knife
- 1 tablespoon House Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Line a sheet tray with parchment. In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat. Sprinkle with House Seasoning and paprika. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd. Bake until sweet potatoes are no longer limp, turning occasionally, about 20-25 minutes. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.