It seems like sweet potato fries are really “in” these days, as in you can’t go anywhere without seeing them on a menu–from fast food to real restaurants. I remember the first time I had them and I was just totally confused by the entire concept. Fries that taste like yams? No thank you. Well, something changed this year and I can now officially say I’m obsessed! Maybe it just took making them in my own home without all of the weird added ingredients and additives you can find when you eat out or simply the pleasure of turning something that vitamin packed into a tasty treat. Who knows, I am always late to follow trends…
The fries themselves were ridiculously easy to make and you only need 3 ingredients. How awesome is that? I did soak them in an ice water bath for about 1.5 hours before cooking, but since I’ve never made them before, I have absolutely no idea if it made any difference. Thoughts?
Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
2 small sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon salt
Cut sweet potatoes into fry-sized wedges about place in a large bowl with ice water. Soak for about 1.5-2 hours.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
When the fries have finished soaking, drain the water and transfer fries into a new bowl. Add olive oil and salt and mix thoroughly, adding more of each as needed.
Bake fries for 35-40 minutes. Serve immediately.