Monster sweet potato recipe! Courtesy of Lanne Shayes
Instead of boiling that big old sweet potato and having a soft mashed sweet potato, you could try making baked sweet potato fries. All you need to do is:
Turn your oven on to 425 degrees, rack in the middle of the oven.
Wash and dry the potato and peel it if you wish, or you can make them with the skin on.
Cut the potato into fry size wedges. (This is the hard part as sweet potatoes are hard when raw. If it is long, it is easier to do if you cut it lengthwise into 2 or 3 sections. Then cut each section into half and then cut each half section into approx half inch wedges.)
Put the fries on a cookie sheet (non-stick is good) with some oil of your choice (Canola, Olive, etc) and toss them to coat them all over with the oil.
Then season them. I use sea salt, lemon pepper and a rosemary mix. (Mrs Dash is a good alternate) Toss them again to spread the seasoning around again.
Bake approx 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the fry.
Turn over and brown other side and continue baking until done to your choice of brown and crispiness. (Another 10-15 minutes max usually)
Be sure to keep track of the time because black fries donít taste too good. (Just ask my husband about that when he tried to re-heat some left over from the night before.)
I serve them with a dipping sauce of mayo, siracha, lemon juice & garlic powder. Delicious.