A mere two days ago, I shared a recipe for sour cream dip for sweet potato fries, but the fries just weren’t ready to share. That all changed today and I just couldn't wait to share it with you! A little back story...
I recently ordered sweet potato fries for the first time at a small local restaurant and they were astounding! Crispy, salty, delicious…but fried. They were to die for, but just not realistic everyday indulgence. So I have been working ever since, trying to replicate those sweet potato fries without compromising the health benefits of sweet potatoes.
Over and over again I would come close to the taste, but not the crispiness. You see, sweet potatoes just do not like to crisp up like white potatoes. So I got to thinking, onion rings are breaded, why not sweet potato fries? After all, the fries at the restaurant were most likely battered before they were fried.
So in this recipe, in addition to the spices, I used a simple breading and a high oven temp and bam! We have ourselves some crispy sweet potato fries! Yum! I wanted to have some leftovers so I made just over 2 pound of fries (3 largish sweet potatoes), but I wrote the recipe for 1 pound to make it easier to adapt. Just double everything as needed to make your delicious appetizer. I think I’m going to go raid the fridge for leftovers now…
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
An Amy Original
1 lb sweet potatoes, cut into sticks
2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp water
½ cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp paprika
¼ tsp black pepper
½ tsp coarse salt
2 tsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and water.
In another shallow bowl, stir together bread crumbs, parmesan, cayenne, paprika, black pepper, and salt.
Dredge the cut sweet potatoes through the egg mixture. Allow the excess to drip off, then add to the bread crumb mixture, turning until completely coated. Place the coated fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fries are browned and crisp. Serve immediately with Spicy Sour Cream Dip.