Sweet Potato Fries Recipe and Other American Favorites
Scroll down for a truly tasty sweet potato fries recipe. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Try them dipped in butter, bleu cheese dressing, or ketchup.
Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
- 1/3 cup Olive oil
- 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced like steak fries
- 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Preheat a conventional oven to 425 degrees Farenheit.
- In a large mixing bowl, drizzle the oil over the potatoes and toss to coat thoroughly.
- Add seasonings (the last four ingredients listed above) and toss again to coat evenly.
- Place the seasoned sweet potato fries in one even layer onto a metal baking sheet. Maintain a space between each fry so they get crispy on all sides. Avoid overlapping the fries by baking them in smaller batches.
- Place the fries into the oven and cook for about ten minutes.
- Remove the tray from the oven and flip the fries over with a spatula or tongs, then place the tray back in the oven for another ten minutes.
- Ideally, the Sweet Potato Fries Recipe should be soft on the inside and browned on the outside.
- Let the fries cool for about five minutes before serving.
TOP 10 FACTS ABOUT SWEET POTATOES:
- American Indians were already growing Sweet potatoes when Columbus arrived.
- Sweet potatoes are not potatoes. They are tubers from the solanaceae family.
- Sweet potatoes are part of the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae).
- A "yam" is a variety of sweet potato grown in the South.
- North Carolina is the supplier of 40% of the annual United States production of sweet potatoes.
- Popular sweet potato varieties grown in North Carolina include Covington, Beauregard, Hernandez, Jewel, Puerto Rico, Japanese, O'Henry, and White Delight.
- North Carolina sweet potatoes are available year-round, but are in abundance from September through June.
- North Carolina sweet potato growers plant more than 40,000 acres each year.
- In 2007, the total cash value of America's sweet potato crops was approximately $374 million dollars.
- Sweet potatoes can be a substitute for pumpkin in many recipes.
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