No Grease Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
~ Mary ~
I’ve been gearing up for our Burger Extravaganza it starts June 1st. So what do you serve with those burgers? Fries of course! If you follow/fan us on FaceBook you’ll be able to keep up with what delectables are coming up – there are even a couple of sneak peek photos!
Since we pack a lot of calories in those burgers, I like/try to keep the accompaniment on the less greasy side. These Crispy Sweet Potato Fries are just the ticket to burger and fries BLISS! I like them even better than regular deep fried fries! That may not sound like much, but one of my nick names is pomme frite.
What’s the trick? A coating on the outside and baked up in a REALLY HOT oven: set-off-the-smoke-alarm HOT!
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
Pre-heat oven to 475°-500°
Get your spice mix ready
1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
1/2 Tbsp Course Ground Black Pepper
1/2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic
1 Tbsp Dried Parsley
Mix together and set aside
1/4 Cup Spice Mix
1/4 Cup Flour
Peel, rinse and cut into strips – the thinner the strips the faster they cook!
2 Large Sweet Potatoes
Blanch in boiling water 2-3 minutes
Drain and spray with COLD water to stop the cooking – you DO NOT want mush!
Dry with paper or dish towel
In large bowl whisk until all frothy (no goo hanging out underneath)
2 Egg Whites
Toss in Sweet Potatoes and coat well
Sprinkle Spice Mix over a couple tablespoons at a time and mix after each addition. It will become gooey which means crispier fries, but don’t over-work it!
Spray a pizza screen WELL and distribute fries so they don’t over-crowd each other – you don’t want to steam them!
Bake for 20 minutes and check on them – keep checking every 5 or so minutes so they don’t burn – cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your fries.
You could bake on a cookie cooling rack too – I haven’t tried it on a sheet pan yet, but think I will next time, these stick a lot if you don’t spray well!