Sweet potato fries make a great side dish or snack and are a nice change from the traditional French fries. I've been making these a lot lately and I use different combinations of herbs and spices every time I make a batch. I've used red pepper flakes and dried thyme here but they also taste great with a mixture of cayenne pepper, roasted cumin powder and dried rosemary. Chaat masala works well too.
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Red pepper flakes
- Dried thyme
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place it in the oven for at least 10 minutes while the it heats up- this helps the fries get a little crisp while baking.
Cut the sweet potatoes into ½- inch thick sticks. Toss with olive oil, red pepper flakes, dried thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Arrange the sticks in a single layer on the foil-lined sheet and make sure you don't crowd them, or they will steam rather than bake.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning the fries over halfway through. Serve warm. These fries will not get crispy like regular fries. They're a little crunchy and brown on the outside but are soft on the inside.