This post is inspired by my Instagram friend Cristian Peters. She has this amazing blog called Simply Clean Cooking. Please go and check out her delicious blog. She is one of my inspiration to eating more Vegan based foods. Yesterday, she posted these amazing No oil/ Baked Crispy French fries. I guess the Irish makes me crave potatoes all the time. I decided today to try this technique out on my family. I know my husband and son, so I have to do a test run first. They have not converted over to a plant based diet completely, yet. So these fries have to be delicious!!
Here’s what I did.
Preheat the oven to 415.
I took one medium sweet potato. Peeled it and cut it into 1/4-1/2 inch thick fries.
I rinsed the fries and patted them dry with a towel. Sweet potatoes are a lot drier than regular white potatoes, so rinsing them I found helps the baking process. Science. 🙂
I put parchment paper onto a cookie sheet and placed the fries on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Separate them, so they can crisp up.
Bake for 12-17 minutes. It took my fries about 15 minutes to cook. If you can put a fork through them, they are ready. Once they are fork tender. I turned on the broiler and cooked them for another 2-3 minutes. DO NOT PUT THEM UNDER THE BROILER. YOU WILL CATCH THE PARCHMENT PAPER ON FIRE. Keep them in the oven.
This really crisped them up. WATCH THE BOILER, SO THEY DO NOT BURN. SWEET POTATOES HAVE LOTS OF SUGAR IN THEM. 🙂
Pull them out once they are brown enough. I sprinkled a nice Sweet Chipotle Rub on them while they were still hot.
Here’s the rub:
1/4 tsp. paprika, chili powder, garlic powder
1/8 tsp. sea salt
pinch of organic cane sugar.
Mix ingredients together and sprinkle over hot fries. Eat and Enjoy.
Thanks for the inspiration!! Cristian Peters!
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