July 5, 2012

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

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I recently discovered from here that it's possible to make crispy sweet potato fries, either baked or deep fried. I like that their edges are crispy but tender inside. I also loved the savory sauce that was provided but having a sweet tooth, I prefer to have them with sweet coconut sauce (thin matamis na bao). I've eaten this combination before with purple sweet potato fries and I really loved them then. I still do.

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
2 large sweet potatoes, cut into thick-ish sticks
1 - 2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • Soak the sweet potatoes in water for 1 hour. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. 
  • Place the cornstarch in a plastic bag. Add the sweet potatoes and shake the bag. Place the potatoes in a non-stick cookie pan. Drizzle all over with olive oil and with your hands, toss gently until evenly coated. 
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a preheated 425° F oven. Or deep fry in hot oil, if desired. Serve immediately.
Sweet Coconut Sauce
1 can coconut milk
2 pieces raw sugar (panocha or gur), broken into pieces
  • In a medium sauce pan, combine sugar and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar melts completely. Turn heat to medium-low and let simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until dark brown, about 20 to 30 minutes. The sauce should be pourable.
  • Transfer into a clean jar or serving container.

sprinkled with sea salt flakes and dipped in sweet coconut sauce


Winnie said...

I loooooooooove sweet-potatoes, and I can eat them everyday.
I like this recipe and would love to try. Have any idea if I can use regular milk?
(I don't like coconut milk, and my other half can ever hear the work "coconut" hehehe)

Oggi said...

Winnie, you can make regular salted caramel sauce with heavy cream and milk.

Unknown said...

an interesting combination! i'm buying camote later.:p

Winnie said...

Thanks Oggi for your reply
Have a great weekend

Juliana said...

Yummie! I love sweet potatoes fries...even better since they are oven baked...and the coconut sauce sounds delicious.
Have a wonderful weekend Oggi :)

wok with ray said...

My favorite fries and a lot better than regular spud potatoes. I love that sauce, Oggi!

Kim, USA said...

That is yummy! My favorite!


Iska said...

Sweet potatoes crispy outside... yum! Sawsawang matamis na bao sounds fantastic!

Unknown said...

I love love sweet potato but I would never think of dipping it coconut. Genius!

maiylah said...

would love to try this! ayaw ng mga anak ko ung boiled kamote, lol. bookmarked! :)

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Ms. Oggi
...sooo sorry for the late visit.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

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