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Friday, June 22, 2012

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Baked sweet potato fries with a spicy topping?  These could make a meal in themselves, they're so good!   I love all things spicy, and the fact that these are baked makes them irresistible.

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Adapted from foodie bride

For the sweet potato fries:
3-4 Tbsp oil (coconut recommended)
1 lb sweet potatoes (2 medium, no longer than ~5-6 inches long)
1 tsp ancho chile powder (substitute regular chile powder if you can
2 tsp chile powder
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Dash of cinnamon
Pinch of salt and black pepper

To make the fries, coat a baking sheet with 3 Tbsp of oil, adding the last Tbsp if necessary.

Preheat the oven and baking sheet to 450.

Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into 1/4-inch sticks (no longer than ~5 inches long).
In a large zipper bag, mix the dry spices together.
Add the sweet potato fries, zip close, and shake to coat the fries evenly.
Carefully put the fries onto the baking sheet and bake for ~20 minutes, flipping halfway through - this is easier to do by shaking the pan if you place the fries parallel to the long side of the pan, a couple of back-and-forth shakes will suffice.
Turn on the broiler for the last 1-2 minutes, just until the tips of the fries begin to turn black. Stand watch!!!! They will burn.

Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate in a single layer until ready to serve.

Dip them in Chipotle Ranch Dressing or the Comme Ca sauce!!!

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