Fries can become an everyday treat when you use this recipe for oven fries that are roasted in the oven instead of deep-fried. Serve with burgers, grilled steak or your favorite sandwich. Use orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, which are sometimes labeled garnet yams or jewel yams, and choose organic ones if possible, since they are not peeled.
Sweet Frites with Garlic and Sea Salt
2 lb. (1 kg) orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
2 Tbs. olive oil
Coarse sea salt
3 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 garlic clove, minced
Preheat an oven to 450°F (220°C).
Rinse and dry the sweet potatoes, but do not peel them. Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise into slices 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick, then cut each slice into batons about 1/4 inch (6 mm) wide and 3 inches (7.5 cm) long. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet and toss with olive oil and 1⁄4 tsp. salt. Roast, stirring with a spatula midway through the baking time, until tender and browned on the edges, 20 to 25 minutes.
In a large bowl, stir together the Parmesan, parsley and garlic. Add the warm fries to the bowl and mix gently to coat. Season to taste with additional salt, and serve immediately. Serves 4.
Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma Eat Well: New Ways to Enjoy Foods you Love, by Charity Ferreira