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Really good Yam Fries

January 11, 2010

I use a lot of sweet potatoes and yams – hide them all the time in sauces and soups in a steams/pureed format.

So the other day when I turned the TV on to put on the usual…Sesame Street (I’m not complaining, I love reliving Sesame Street through my daughter’s eyes, it’s such a great show)…CBC had a cooking show on I’ve never seen before. So I watched for a few minutes while Simone jumped up and down impatiently yelling, “Sessy Streeeeeeeeeee”. I ignored her for as long as I could to see what the chef was doing with her yam fries. It looked good, so I jumped online and found the recipe and made them the following day.

They’re awesome! I rolled up some parchment paper and put it into a cup to make a cone, then filled the cone with fries. When I picked Simone up from preschool (she’s always famished because they eat healthy snack at school like veggies and fruits…and since Simone thinks the universe is trying to poison her with those colourful slices/chunks of evil, she will not go near them), anyway, she inhaled the fries even though they were kinda cold and soggy. 🙂

Sweet Potato Fries with Curry Mayonnaise

4 sweet potatoes (2 1/2 lb/1.25 kg)
2 egg whites
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 mL) each ground cumin and paprika
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper

Curry Mayonnaise:
1/2 cup (125 mL) light mayonnaise
1 tsp (5 mL) lime juice
1/4 tsp (1 mL) curry paste

Peel potatoes; trim ends and sides to create rectangles. Cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices; cut each lengthwise into 1/2 -inch (1 cm) wide strips.

In large bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. Whisk in oil, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Add potatoes, tossing to coat. Spread on 2 parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheets.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 425°F (220°C) oven for 30 to 35 minutes, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until tender and edges are browned and crisp.

Curry Mayonnaise:
Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice and curry paste; serve with potatoes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2010 5:51 pm

    Hm.. this sounds really yummy.. I LOVE sweet potato fries.. Costco actually sell a huge bag of them.. you can just put in the oven so don't have to peel and cut.. they are all cut nicely and evenly (I can never cut mine evenly)… :)I will try the curry mayo next time.. Thx for all the great tips Andrea.. 🙂

  2. January 11, 2010 8:52 pm

    They are delicious. I freeze all the extra fries then just reheat for a quick and easy snack.

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