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Sweet Potato Fries

This is my recipe for sweet potato fries.  There are a few keys steps to ensure they get super crunchy and yummy. Make sure they are cut almost shoe string in size, well coated in corn starch and the oil is nice and hot.  It has taken a while to perfect this recipe, but if you follow those 3 key steps they will turn out every time.  These are also great to make into a hash the next day.

  • 3-5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ziploc bag
  • vegetable oil
  • salt for seasoning

Start by peeling and cutting the sweet potatoes into shoe string fries. Soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes.  After they have soaked, put 2-3 tablespoons of cornstarch in a ziplock bag and add the fries.  Make sure the shake as much water off the fries as you can before you add them to the bag.  If you have a large batch, I would split the fries between two bags with cornstarch in each.  They key is the get the fries well coated with cornstarch. While coating the fries, heat the oil and make sure it gets very hot.  Fry them in the oil for about 5-7 minutes in batches, and then put in a bowl lined with paper towel to soak up the extra oil.  Season liberally with salt and eat immediately.

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