Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sweet Potato "Fries"



Sweet potatoes are so good, and so good for you! This is my favorite way to prepare them, and I love how easy it is to do with my new best friend, my food processor. (How did I ever live without this???) You certainly can do it by hand, but I love using the processor since I think sweet potatoes are about the most difficult thing to cut, second only to butternut squash!

You can adjust the amounts needed for your family, and also the spiciness quotient.

Peel the potatoes, then arrange in the feed tube of the processor, fitted with the largest slicing blade you have. I have a thick slice blade (I think it's 6 mm).



You should now have thick cut circles like this:



(You'll also have some "leftover" pieces - just cut those up by hand.)

Now arrange the slices in the feed tube, standing up on end.



Process these, and you'll end up with lots of smaller "fries."



Drizzle with olive oil,



then toss to coat all the fries. Next, combine the seasonings in a small bowl. I like to use brown sugar, chili powder,



and cayenne!



Pour the fries onto a large rimmed baking sheet, and sprinkle with the spice mixture.



Roast in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, turning a few times during baking. You can roast these anywhere between 400 and 450 - just watch them carefully if your oven is hotter. (I like 425 if I'm not cooking anything else. I use the other temperatures if I have meat in the oven.)

Enjoy!

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Sweet Potato "Fries"

2 large sweet potatoes
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 - 1 tsp. chili powder
1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Peel potatoes and cut into french fry lengths, or use a food processor with the thickest blade available. If using a food processor, process once for slices, then stand the slices up on end to process again for fries.

Put the fries in a large bowl, and drizzle with olive oil. Stir well to coat all the pieces, then pour onto a large rimmed baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle over the fries. Bake at 400, 425 or 450 for 20-30 minutes, turning and stirring about every 10 minutes.

Serves 3-4 as a side dish.

6 comments:

  1. What food processor did you use I have been looking for one to cut sweet potatoes so so glad I came across your page

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    1. I have a Cuisinart 7-cup food processor. The julienne blade is very small, so that's why I do round slices first then cut those into the fry shape as I demonstrated.

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  2. You should put a video on YouTube. I have been searching forever for how to cut sweet potato fries without buying a hugely expensive food processor that was strong enough to cut. Well, I got an 11-cup processor($130) with an adjustable slicing blade-7mm. that cuts like a dream. I can now enjoy my favorite food cooked in the best oil. I don't even peel the potatoes. Just wash the skin real good. I need all that fiber! Your instructions were perfect! Thank you.

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  3. I am so glad I found this while searching how to use my food processor for sweet potato fries. I purchased a fry-cut disc only to find out that it doesn't work on my Cuisinart machine. I thought I was going to have to return the machine along with the disc. Now I know how to cut those fries without even needing the extra disc! Thank you! Can't wait to try it!!!

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  4. You're the only one who has actually addressed this question, genius. Thank you!

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