I recently had some of the best sweet potato fries at Chef Geoff’s and have been playing around with ways to make them at home. Though the ones at Chef Geoff’s are fried, I have been working on developing a good baked recipe to keep them healthy.
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
4 medium sweet potatoes (about 2.5lbs)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp sea salt
lime wedges for serving
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees with a baking sheet in the oven (about 15 minutes).
In the meantime, slice the sweet potatoes into wedges by cutting each in half lengthwise and then in half two more times. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, cumin, paprika, cayenne powder, ginger and salt. Toss the potato wedges in the oil mixture, then arrange in a single layer on the hot baking sheet, being careful not to burn yourself. Return to the oven and bake until lightly golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Turn over and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and season with salt and pepper, if necessary. I like to serve these with lime wedges, which cuts the heat a bit.