Yam or Sweet Potato Fries
''Fries that won't end up on your thighs!''
Makes 4 servings...
■4 Teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
■4 Yams (or sweet potatoes)
■1/2 TSP Sea Salt
■1/4 TSP Fresh Ground Pepper
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Cut the yams or sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick wedges. Transfer to a large bowl and toss in the rest of the olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and toss to coat. Arrange the fries in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 450 for 12 minutes. Turn the fries and bake another 10 to 12 minutes.
SPICE IT UP:
With Chili!!! Prep as above and add 1/2 TSP chili powder and 1/2 TSP paprika when you sprinkle with the sea salt and pepper.
With Garlic!!! Prep as above adding 1/4 TSP garlic powder when you sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
With Cinnamon!!! Prep as above and instead of sea salt and pepper sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. The cinnamon goes really well with sweet potatoes.
CHEFS CRISPY SECRET:
Many restaurants will double fry fries to make them extra crispy. Make yours extra crispy by boiling the sliced yams or sweet potatoes for 2 to 3 minutes (to release moisture) then drain, toss with olive oil and bake.