Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Recipe Review: Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Found this recipe over at Food Network on the 5 Ingredient Fix show. I've been enjoying sweet potatoes more, so I thought I'd try this recipe and see if Dave likes it too. Sounds good to me, but I'll probably cut the spices back a bit for him.

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Original Recipe: 5 Ingredient Fix

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus 2 teaspoons
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

Preheat the oven to 450°

Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch squared strips (fry shape) and put them into a large bowl.

In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, 1 tablespoon of oil, salt and pepper, to taste, the ground ginger and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking until reduced to a thick consistency. Remove from the heat, pour over the sweet potatoes and toss to coat. (don't use your fingers, the oil is very hot)

Rub 2 teaspoons of remaining vegetable oil on a rimmed nonstick baking sheet or use a silicone liner and omit oil. Arrange the sweet potato strips on the prepared baking sheet and bake until brown, about 25 minutes, turning after about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the potatoes to a serving dish.

The verdict: I definitely could have baked them a little longer, but the rest of our dinner was ready and it was getting late, so I pulled them out before they got very crispy. The flavor was great. I didn't use ginger or cayenne, I used some Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus spice blend instead. Will definitely try them again when I've got a little more time.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...