Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
1/4 C cornstarch (this makes them extra crispy)
1 T salt (I used 2, but I'm heavyhanded with salt)
1 T garlic powder
1 T paprika
1 T onion powder
1-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper (to taste)
Peanut oil, for frying

Mix the salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder and cayenne pepper together.  (You will end up with more of this mix than you will need.  Just save it in an air-tight container for later.)

Put the cornstarch in a large zipper bag.  Put the sweet potatoes in and seal the bag, leaving some air in.  Toss this around to coat.

Preheat the oil in a skillet to 350 degrees.  Fry the potatoes until browned and crispy.  Drain on a paper towel.  Put as much of the spice mixture as you want over them immediately after removing them to the drain plate so that the seasoning will stick.

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