Someone once said to me that sweet potatoes are great because they taste better than normal potatoes plus they’re better for you. One of those things is a lie but sometimes we make sacrifices for our health. You don’t have to sacrifice it all though, and my Baked Sweet Potato Fries will almost have you believing that sweet potato is better than its non-sweet cousin. Almost.
- 500mL water
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large sweet potato, cut into chips
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Dissolve the baking soda in the water and add to a large bowl with the sweet potato.
- After 45 minutes, drain the sweet potato and place on paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Toss the sweet potato in a large bowl with the olive oil until well coated.
- Spread out evenly on the baking tray (do not put the chips too close together).
- In a small bowl, combine the cornflour, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Sprinkle half of the mixture over the chips and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove the chips from the oven and toss with the remaining seasoning before returning to the oven.
- Increase the temperature to 230°C and bake for up to 30 more minutes, checking regularly to remove when crisp.
- Sprinkle with the remaining salt and serve.