How To Make CRISPY Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Healthy Recipe! Mind Over Munch

How To Make CRISPY Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Healthy Recipe! Mind Over Munch

November 3, 2019 100 By Ewald Bahringer


Sweet potato fries are delicious. We’ve all heard that they’re healthier
when they are baked and not fried and of course that sweet potato also offers added
nutrition that a regular white potato doesn’t. That being said, if you have ever tried
to make your own sweet potato fries, you may have been disappointed because
sometimes they can end up a little bit soggy. So today I am showing you how to make
the truly crispy sweet potato fries. Start by peeling your sweet potatoes and cutting
them into even strips just like French fries. Now this step is very important
for crispy sweet potato fries, we want to make sure they are evenly cut
so that they cook evenly in the oven. And the next step could be the most important for
getting your crispy fries and that is soaking them. Place your cut fries into a large bowl with
water and let them soak for about 45 minutes. This draws out excess starch which
helps them to cook through better. And it helps them to crisp up on the outside while
staying tender on the inside without burning. Once soaked, you can strain out your fries and
pat them down with a towel until they are dry. Put them into a zip lock bag and
add a little bit of corn starch. This is also going to help them crisp up.
Seal the bag and toss to coat. You want to make sure you leave a little bit of
air in the bag so that they can coat thoroughly. You may need to do this in two bags
depending on how many fries you are making. In a large mixing bowl you can add your coated fries
along with a little bit of coconut oil and garlic powder. We are going to wait until later to add the salt
because adding it before is one of the things that can make them go limp when they are cooking. Line
baking sheets with foil, shiny side down and spray. Now this is another important step for crispy fries.
Do not crowd the pan. Make sure you leave enough space between the fries so
they have room to breathe and the moisture can circulate. Now if you try this out and your fries still turn out
soggy, you may need to bake them one pan at a time. It just kind of depends on your oven. Bake in an oven pre heated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
for about 30 minutes, flipping half way through. Remove from the oven and then add your salt to taste. These
babes will also crisp up a little bit more as they cool. So let them chill for a few
minutes before devouring. And there you have it. Actually crispy sweet potato fries.
If you have had disappointing experiences in the past, I hope that these tips will help you so you
can once again enjoy fries guilt free. And if you try out these fries or any of my recipes, don’t
forget to Instagram or tweet me a pic. Have a fantastic week. I will see you on Thursday, so don’t forget to subscribe,
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