Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

6 Jan

My semester is about to start up again on Monday =( Looking at my schedule, I realized that my life will be hell, basically until I graduate. Each semester is more torturous than the last!  Why didn’t I just go to culinary school?

Fortunately, last night, I made sweet potato fries that were yummy enough to make all the troubles of the world momentarily disappear.

This recipe for Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries is adapted from Guy Fieri:

Ingredients:

* Canola oil, for frying
* 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and julienned
* 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
* 1/2 tsp garlic powder
* 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
* 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp ground cumin
* 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Preparation:

  • Add the potatoes to a bowl filled with ice water while you heat the oil.
  • Preheat the oil in a cast iron skillet or fryer to 325 degrees F. In a small bowl, add all the spices and combine well.
  • Remove the potatoes from the ice water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Fry the potatoes, in batches, for 3 to 4 minutes to cook the inside. Remove the potatoes from the oil to a brown paper bag, and bring the oil up to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the potatoes and fry again, in batches, this time to cook the outside until golden brown.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oil to a brown paper bag. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the spice mix (you don’t have to use it all– just as much as desired). Serve immediately.

Makes 3 servings.

I just love the combination of savory and sweet in this recipe! I served the fries with vegetarian sloppy joes, which was a great combination.

During dinner, we watched Top Chef. Jamie has nine lives or something. Team Angelo all the way!! Who’s your fave?

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