I had the strangest dream last night and I’m pretty sure it’s a good sign I should stop blogging before bed.
While there wasn’t really a story line all I can remember is that there was a food blogger party, with Joy (from Joy the Baker) hosting, kittens, wine, hula-hoops, and a whole bunch of people that I’m assuming I have never met.
I’m horrible at remembering dreams but this one seemed to be fun!
I have a feeling that most of it revolved around the fact that I have made these fries almost everyday. I’m obsessed.
I LOVE sweet potatoes and when you turn them into fries, I’m drooling already. I have to admit that I have failed miserably at sweet potato fries more times that I could count. So many recipes left my fries soggy and more like roasted sweet potatoes. Because of the sweet potatoes higher water content, the thing just doesn’t cook like a regular potato.
So really, I’m not sure what changed. I adapted this recipe from Joy and while she uses the egg whites as a binding agent, I believe that the egg white actually helped crisp the outside of the sweet potato (because the egg white became a little crispy.) I also think I’ve never been patient enough to let them bake long enough to become crispy.
Whatever change happened, I love these fries. I’m obsessed with these fries. I would eat these fries everyday if I could (and so far I’m about 3/5 days eating sweet potatoes.)
Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 medium sweet potato peeled
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large egg white
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- pinch salt and pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 400˚F.
- Cut the ends off the sweet potato, stand on an end, and cut potato into 1/4" slices . From there, cut each slice into 1/4" strips (fry shape!) (if sizes are exact don't worry as long as the fries are are similar in size, it may just change your baking time.)
- Place fries on a baking tray covered in parchment paper and toss with olive oil.
- In a small bowl whisk together egg whites and spices until the egg white becomes frothy. Pour over fries and toss one more time. Smooth fries out into a single layer.
- Bake for 20 minutes and then flip fries over, return to oven and continue to bake until fries have crisped (about 30-40 minutes). Remove from oven and serve with your favorite dipping sauce (I have a weakness for ranch...)
by Erin Alderson