Spicy Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Don’t we all love French fries? Of course we do but how often can we eat them, well at least without a bit of guilt.

Spicy-Sweet-Potato-Fries-slider-1So what if we don’t use potatoes and skip frying them? Now wait a minute, there’s still yummy, crispy fries coming your way. They will be a bit sweeter than usual and a bit spicy too and so much healthier.

Spicy Sweet Potato Oven Fries are so beyond awesome, I think I’m addicted or in love or both. The addition of Sumac gives them a tangy bite, the crushed red pepper a kick of spice, the sea salt rounds out the team, and the baking keeps the centers creamy and the edges crispy.

*Sumac: Sumacs are shrubs and small trees with fruits that form dense clusters of reddish drupes called sumac bobs. The dried drupes of some species are ground to produce a tangy deep-red purple spice used in Middle Eastern cuisine to add a lemony tart taste to salads or meat.

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Place the sweet potato in a bowl, add the oil and toss to coat. Add the chili, sumac and salt and toss to coat.

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Place the potato in a single layer on 2 baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 15-20 minutes, turn and bake for a further 10-15 minutes or until crisp.

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Now get ready to enjoy…don’t forget the ketchup, Umami Savory Ketchup or Thai Style Spicy Barbecue Ketchup.

 

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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1kg Sweet Potato, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Place the sweet potato in a bowl, add the oil and toss to coat. Add the chili, sumac and salt and toss to coat.
  3. Place the potato in a single layer on 2 baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 15-20 minutes, turn and bake for a further 10-15 minutes or until crisp.

Notes

Adapted From | Donna Hay