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The best sweet potato fries ever!

sweet potato fries

At Camino house, we started to get what’s known as the “good food box” which is an assembly of fruits and vegetables that try to use the season’s harvest. This meant that november through april, we received an abundance of sweet potatoes. We tried many ways to make fries. I was never successful. UNTIL I stumbled across this amazing recipe (it’s actually for russet potatoes but I think the sweet potatoes make it all the more tastier.

One note – when it comes to cooking, I don’t actually measure. But for my many friends who like to see quantities, here you go.

(I can’t recommend enough the vegan cookbook from which this recipe comes…. it is Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Best cookbook ever)

Baked Cajun French Fries

4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/4 strips

2 TBSP olive oil

3/4 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp dried thyme (I left this out since I didn’t have any)

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Very lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet.

In a mixing bowl toss the potatoes with the olive oil to coat. Mix the spices and salt together and toss with the potatoes to coat. It’s okay if the mixture isn’t coating every part of each potato; as long as there is some of the spice on each one, you’re good.

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet; if they don’t all fit use a second sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Use tongs to flip the potatoes, bake for another 12-15 minutes. The fries should be browned. Serve immediately.

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