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Sweet Potato Fries - help!

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ParadiseLaundry Tue 30-May-17 13:29:51

Could anyone share with me their really kick ass sweet potato fries recipes!?

DH loves them and always orders them in restaurants. I make them too chunky so he doesn't like them as much. And tbf, mine taste crap compared to restaurant ones.

I'm great with white potatoes but find sweet potatoes a lot more difficult to master.

I'm after tasty, thin and crispy ones if anyone can help!

LilCamper Tue 30-May-17 13:34:32

Sprinkle with olive oil, corn flour and paprika and bake.

HollySykes Tue 30-May-17 13:36:22

The ones they sell in Iceland are surprisingly good.

MoMandaS Tue 30-May-17 13:37:14

I have had the same difficulty and I think the problem is that the sugar in them caramelises/burns really quickly, so I reckon the solution is to coat them in something first for protection, e.g. seasoned polenta or semolina maybe. Haven't tried it yet though!

MoMandaS Tue 30-May-17 13:37:47

Ooh corn flour.

ParadiseLaundry Tue 30-May-17 14:08:17

Oh, great, I have corn flour in, will try that! Thanks for the suggestions everyone

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 30-May-17 14:09:13

How much cornflour do you use?

ParadiseLaundry Tue 30-May-17 14:11:10

Holly, we're new fans of Iceland in this house so will pick some up next time we're in!

AChickenCalledKorma Thu 01-Jun-17 07:56:00

Waitrose also do very nice frozen ones, with a slightly spicy coating. I'm the only one that likes them in this house, so I stick with those grin

Fairylea Thu 01-Jun-17 07:56:45

Tesco own brand oven ones are really good.

nakedscientist Thu 01-Jun-17 08:02:02

Another vote for the Waitrose ones, vv popular with all DCs (unusual) grin

00100001 Thu 01-Jun-17 08:03:50

Don't bother with sweet potato chips

Make butternut squash chips instead. A bazillion times nicer <helpful> grin

BikeRunSki Thu 01-Jun-17 08:08:41

I have come across people using arrowroot powder too..

Cakescakescakes Thu 01-Jun-17 08:09:49

I can't get them right either so normally buy the M&s ones which are lovely.

CaptainWarbeck Thu 01-Jun-17 08:13:45

I have a sweet potato in the fridge that needs using up. So just a sprinkle of cornflour/polenta and spices?

Do you not need to oil them too?

weirdsitu Thu 01-Jun-17 08:51:10

Here to say Waitrose frozen ones are good too!

Ginger782 Thu 01-Jun-17 08:57:38

Cut them and soak them in COLD water for at least an hour, rinse them, then coat in corn flour and spices grin
I think the soaking removes the excess starch so they don't go so soggy when you cook them? The corn starch helps them get crrrruuuuunnnchy.

SushiRocks Thu 01-Jun-17 12:20:33

Definitely agree with the soaking and cornstarch. Soak to get the starch out, rinse, pat dry. Put a tablespoon cornstarch in a bag. Cut the chips thin and even sizes. (about 1/4 inch); put them in the bag, shake. Make sure there is only a thin coating of cornstarch. Put in a bowl, spray a bit of olive oil on them, mix, place on grease proof paper, don't overcrowd and baked for about 30 mins. Don't put any salt on them until they cone out of the oven as this will draw moisture out and make them soggy.

ParadiseLaundry Thu 01-Jun-17 22:24:22

Thanks everyone! Is cornstarch the same as cornflour?

I bought the Iceland ones and they were well received. I usually get my shop delivered from Tesco but couldn't see any cone up on the search.

00100001 Fri 02-Jun-17 06:07:28

They're the things I Believe. The stuff in the little blue box used for thickening sauces etc

sueelleker Fri 02-Jun-17 06:12:31

The Iceland carrot fries are very nice, too.

00100001 Fri 02-Jun-17 07:37:11

They're the same thing *

00100001 Fri 02-Jun-17 07:41:33

Tesco have them paradise

clicky link to tesco

BitOutOfPractice Fri 02-Jun-17 09:05:11

I am SO havibg sweet potato fries tonight!

MackerelOfFact Fri 02-Jun-17 09:07:31

The Sainsbury's frozen ones are pretty good. I need to try the Iceland ones!

I can make sweet potato wedges with some success but thin fries either end up undercooked or burnt. They don't ever go fluffy.

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