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how can i achieve the crispiest sweet potato fries? i have tried using starch, using peanut oil, and parchment paper. Please help!

asked by christa guerra 13 days ago

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Nancy

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added 13 days ago

• Wash, trim ends of potatoes only, leave skin on.
• Cut in pieces (I like wedges, some like coin-shapes, others batonnets - like small French-fried potatoes)
• (optional) Blanch or cook briefly in microwave.
• Toss with cold-pressed oil to taste (olive, grapeseed, your choice), salt & pepper
• Roast in 450F oven on baking sheet with plenty of space for the potatoes, 35-45 min or until crispy, slightly browned, done to your taste
• Serve as is, with some good vinegar or a smoked pepper dipping sauce.

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Nancy

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added 13 days ago

Roasting time will be shorter than the 35 min if you blanch/mw the potatoes and if they are cut small. Check at 15 min intervals the first time you make them, remove when done to taste.

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BerryBaby

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added 13 days ago

I agree with Nancy. A very hot oven is key.

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added 13 days ago

But also, haven't you found that sweet potatoes will never get quite as crisp as white spuds?

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PHIL

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added 13 days ago

agree , they never are as crispy but that's okay. I like to hit them on the grill to get some marks on them.

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BerryBaby

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added 13 days ago

No, they don't. I like to cut them thin, that helps for crisping.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added 13 days ago

My tip is to make sure the cuts of sweet potatoes are bone dry and an overnight in the fridge uncovered with a paper towel over them before baking.

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