I have a love-hate relationship with sweet potatoes.
See, what I love about them is the final product - the flavour, the texture, and the fact that they're packed full of vitamins.
But the big problem lies in cutting them.
Dear friends, if you have an easy solution of how to cut raw sweet potatoes, please let me know! One that preferably doesn't result in utter frustration and violent outbursts.
I eventually did make my through one though.
And had the strength/patience to cut it into segments that almost looked like fries.
I doused them with some olive oil and sprinkled salt and pepper on them.
Then I decided that they would be amazing with a light drizzle of honey and a dusting of cinnamon.
They baked at 425F for about 30 minutes (flipped halfway through). While they weren't crispy like restaurant-style sweet potato fries they still had a wonderful savoury flavour and texture.
Looks like I'll have to get over my hatred of chopping sweet potatoes. Either that or see this as the perfect opportunity to invest in a Shun Ken Onion Chef's Knife...
...yeah, I'll keep dreaming about the day that will happen.
Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 large sweet potato
- ~2 tbsp olive oil
- tsp salt (1/4 tsp)
- pepper (1/8 tsp)
- honey (1 tbsp)
- cinnamon (1/2 tsp)
Note about ingredients: I literally just eyeballed the spices as I went so these are not accurate measurements. They are close guestimates. But the beauty of this recipe is that you can tailor the ingredients to your liking!
Preheat oven to 425F.
Cut sweet potato into strips. Place in a bowl and drizzle olive oil over the sweet potato. Toss until sweet potato is lightly coated in oil.
Place sweet potato strips on a baking sheet. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and cinnamon evenly them and then drizzle lightly with honey.
Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, flipping the sweet potato fries after 15 minutes so the other side cooks.
Eat alone or with ketchup for extra flavour!