Sweet potatoes...I have food love kind of relationship with sweet potatoes, but then again any potatoes are always welcome, too!
I love it baked, mashed, fried and you really can't go wrong any way you try making it.
So the other day I was in the Asian market and spotted on sale these Japanese sweet potatoes, and immediately ideas were going through my head what could I make. I added them in soup, baked them whole in the oven and as you can see I made baked fries which were really delicious.
Japanese sweet potatoes have purple skin, and they are slightly yellowish-white on the inside. The texture of the raw is almost the same as most commonly seen in orange sweet potatoes. Also Japanese sweet potatoes are lower in calories comparing to other potatoes and have good amount of nutrition. You can read more about it here.
To be honest with you I've been little bit sick these past few days and wasn't very active on social media or in general but managed to do some things from my bed. My sweet hubby took the kids yesterday for a walk; it was really sweet and considered of him to let me rest.
When they came back home, they brought back beautiful yellow bouquet of wildflowers. Yellow flowers bring happiness and cheeriness to me and they sure made me smile. Since they were so sweet I asked my daughter to help me prepare these fries for their afternoon snack. As I was doing my thing, she was taking pictures in the kitchen that I am actually using today in a tutorial instructions. I mean it doesn't take rocket scientist to make these since the recipe is very simple, but just in case if you were wondering...
You will need 3 ingredients and it comes out with whole lot of yumminess. So shall we get started...?
Japanese sweet potato baked fries
- 1 Large Japanese Sweet Potato
- 1-2 Tbs. Oil (I used olive oil)
- Few Sprinkles of Himalayan Pink Rock Salt -or any on your hand
- Wash the potatoes and then peel.
- Cut into thin strips just like you would cut any fries.
- Soak in the water until oven is preheated on 420°F (215°C)
- Oil the baking pan, but you might want to use parchment paper; line the pan with parchment paper if any and just oil the potato fries, sprinkle bit of salt to taste, mix with your hands.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until they are golden.
Eat hot and immediately!
*I served it with caramel sauce, but my youngest one ate his portion with ketchup.
- These are sweet potatoes plus baked, so they will not be as crunchy as perhaps fried ones are or even regular potatoes due to sugar level, but still you will be pleasantly surprised how delicious these are. You might want to leave them to bake few minutes longer and you will get some darker spots which will be of course very crunchy.
- Bake according to your oven. It might take 15 minutes for them to be done, but for me took 20 minutes so I left them in for 5 additional minutes to get that extra crunch.
- Also don't overcrowd the baking pan, if you have large pan spread potatoes all around.
I wish you all an amazing week!!!
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