They're also good for holiday dinners. I just can't get on the "let's dump half a bag of brown sugar and some marshmallows into a pan with some sweet potatoes and maple syrup!" bandwagon. Sweet potatoes are sweet enough as is!
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Step 1: Supplies!
- one large sweet potato
- sea salt (coarse)
- freshly ground black pepper, chunky
- good quality olive oil
- a peeler (optional)
- a sharp chef's knife
- a cutting board
- a large baking sheet (not pictured)
Step 2: Preheat the oven and prep the sweet potato!
You can either peel the potato or leave the skin on - lately I leave it on every time. It adds nutrition and a nice chewy texture. :D
I don't worry about washing it, normally, but you can rinse it in the sink as long as you promise me you'll dry it off very, very well. If it's still wet the olive oil won't coat the fries as well, which will lead to soggy fries. And then you'll be disappointed with the fries and I'll be disappointed with you. :(
If your sweet potato has skinny ends, cut those off.