After perusing the internet for a good sweet potato fry, I finally gave up and decided to just wing it myself. Boy am I glad I didn't chicken out and just went for it! These are not a crispy fry, but highly, warning!, HIGHLY addictive! Haha!! They were even awesome after we had eaten and were cleaning up. We couldn't stay out of the ones left!! I finally had to just cover them and put them away! *These hold extremely well in a low oven while making other items for convenience, too. I love to grill and can't be in 2 places at one time, so these worked perfectly for me!
~Photo by me~
1*You can tell if they are actual sweet potatoes because at least one end, sometimes both, will have a sharp point, (not rounded like russets.) They also usually come individually wrapped and say that they are sweet potatoes. They are very sweet compared to yams, hence their name. Hope that helps!
2Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray well with butter-flavored cooking spray. Unwrap potatoes and rinse off with cool water. With sharp long knife, trim off woody pointed ends, then cut potatoes in half lengthwise and set cut-side down for easy and stable cutting of the rest as they are very hard and a bit difficult to cut. Continue cutting into wedges or french fries. I cut mine into about a 1/2" square around. *Baking time will depend on size so keep that in mind. Place fries onto prepared pan and drizzle with oil. Toss to coat. EVENLY sprinkle with rest of ingredients. Toss again WELL to mix and evenly disperse seasonings scootching potatoes across the surface to incorporate all of the ingredients. Spread out in a single layer with any of the skin sides facing upwards. Pop into oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, turn each one with tongs, pop back into oven and bake another 10 minutes. Remove from oven leaving door open and turn oven down to LOW (200 degrees), loosen fries from foil a bit and pop back in until ready to serve. Mine were in there for another 10 minutes while I finished preparing other dinner items. *They can also sit out further for a bit, too, so no worries that they have to be piping hot to serve. Warm was just as good if not better!