Sunday, October 28, 2007

Baked Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

I have been trying to eat more sweet potatoes, rather than potatoes, I find they are better for me, and looked for recipes that duplicated the sweet potato fries that I ate recently. These don't, but are quite tasty. They are baked, and the fries end up being very soft, only slightly crunchy. Add more chipotle powder, or any other dried pepper powder, if you want it more spicy.

Baked Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
Adapted from a recipe from Epicurious
sweet potatoes, 1 large per person
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp spice mix (see recipe below)

Preheat oven to 425F. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into strips about 3 inches long and 3/4 inches thick.

In large bowl, toss together cut sweet potatoes, olive oil, and spice mixture.

Spray flat roasting pan with non-stick spray, or line with parchment paper. Spread out sweet potatoes in single layer. Roast 30-40 minutes, turning about every ten minutes. until sweet potatoes are softened through and lightly browned. Serve hot.

Spice Mix:
2 Tbsp coriander seed
1 Tbsp fennel seed
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1/2 Tbsp Chipotle Pepper
2 Tbsp sea salt

In mortar and pestle or spice grinder, grind together coriander, fennel, oregano, and Chipotle pepper. Mix in salt.

This makes enough for several batches of sweet potatoes, so you'll need a small jar to store the extra.

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