Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Sweet Potato Fries

I love fries.  I think people in general think that vegetarians eat lots of vegetables, salads, and nuts.  I do eat a lot of vegetables, but I don't eat many salads or nuts. I still love deep fried and starchy filling foods.  I have made sweet potato wedges many times, but I came across this recipe for healthy sweet potato fries that looked too irresistable to not be tried.

They had the typical sweetness that you'd expect and overall were a nice alternative to normal potato fries, but not quite as crispy as I'd have liked.

Sweet Potato Fries
serves 2
1 large sweet potato
2 egg whites
3 tbsps flour
1 tbsp spices (I used chili powder and cayenne powder)

Preheat oven to 205 C/ 400 F.  Cut the sweet potato into thin sticks and soak them in cold water for about 15 minutes, then put on kitchen towel to dry. Lightly whisk the egg whites until light and foamy.  Coat the sweet potato sticks in the egg whites and spices, then add the flour in a tablespoon at a time until they are covered in a thick coating.  Lay the coated sticks on a rack in a single layer so none of them touch*.  Bake for 30-40 minutes, until browned and crispy.

*I ran out of room on my rack so had to put the rest on a baking tray.  I actually found that the fries on the baking tray ended up crispier than the ones on the rack - but the coating made a bit of a mess on the tray.

1 comment:

  1. this is great! sweet potato fries that aren't fried!! brillian