I have never liked sweet potatoes, and I have tried them a few different ways. Recently, I was served Japanese sweet potatoes at a friend’s house and was a bit skeptical at first, but oh my goodness they were good! I can now say that I like a type of sweet potato 🙂 If you have never seen or heard of them (I hadn’t) they have a purply skin with white flesh inside and are much milder than a regular orange sweet potato. You must give them a try!
– 2 to 3 Japanese sweet potatoes
– olive oil, coconut oil, or any oil you want for frying (I used coconut and olive oil)
– salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 375F.
Begin by washing and drying your sweet potatoes, then piercing them all over with a fork.
Bake them in your preheated oven for 60-90 minutes, depending on size. The smaller potatoes will cook much faster, so just keep checking them after that 60 minute mark.
Once they are done, remove the potatoes from the oven, slice in half, and place in the refrigerator.
Once the potatoes are cooled, remove from the fridge. Remove the skins, and slice into strips, depending on how thick or thin you want your fries
Heat up your oil of choice and let it get hot. Once your oil is heated, add the potato strips a few at a time. Fry your potatoes and flip over after 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove fries to a paper towel lined plate to soak up the extra oil. Season with salt and pepper. I served them with homemade burgers last week and it was divine!