I love making these sweet little spears of goodness! I cut the up quite thin and cook for about 10 minutes each side. Any more than that and they burn. I don’t think it’s possible for them to really get crispy the way a white potato would, but they are delicious nonetheless. Good ‘ol ketchup is my accompaniment of choice, but next time I might try a chipotle mayo dip.
Bonus: According to www.livestrong.com Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. One sweet potato, with its skin, has more than four times the recommended daily allowance of this essential nutrient, along with copper, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamins C and B6. They are endorsed by both the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association as a food that might prevent disease.
Sweet Potato Oven Fries
Peel potatoes and cut into sticks like fries. Place in a large bowl and toss with oil.
Prepare rub by combining chili powder, paprika and salt in a small bowl. Toss with potatoes. Arrange in a single layer on one or two parchment-lined baking sheets. Roast in a preheated 425°F (220°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned on the bottom. Turn potatoes over and roast 10 to 15 minutes longer, until tender, crisp and nicely browned.