These sweet potato French fries are super easy to make and unbelievably good.
Divine sweet potato French fries
2 or 3 sweet potatoes
garlic powder, unsalted (optional)
onion powder, unsalted (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Leave the slices as they are or cut shorter to your preference. Do not worry about the fries that taper off and are not precisely 1/4 inch square. They will all be good.
Place fries in a large oven pan. Pour some olive oil over them. Sprinkle salt and pepper the fries. Sprinkle some garlic and/or onion powder over the fries if desired. Using you hands (yes, they get oily) toss the fries to ensure all are covered with oil and spices. Spread them out evenly in one layer in the pan. Sprinkle paprika over the fries.
Bake for 30 minutes, turning after the first 15 minutes. Check to ensure they are cooked through, meaning a fork should go easily through a fry. Cook longer if necessary.
These fries make a great and different side for all kinds of meals, from burgers to salmon (see pan seared salmom with shiitake cream sauce recipe) .