Sweet Potato Fries
Timesaver tip: Purchase sweet potatoes already peeled and ready to cook.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 4 cups
- 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into matchsticks
- Large bowl of ice water
- 2 egg whites
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup panko Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place potatoes in boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into bowl of ice water. Dry the potatoes well.
Combine egg whites and garlic powder.
Toss potatoes with egg white mixture and then dip potatoes in panko bread crumbs.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper, place the fries on it and bake for approximately 14 minutes.
Turn once, about 7 minutes into cooking.
Why So Many Steps for Sweet Potato Fries?
The moisture content of sweet potatoes is very high and often makes very soggy fries. The blanching, panko coating, and parchment paper all help to prevent soggy fries. One last tip: Make sure to not crowd the baking sheet with too many potatoes. If they are too close, they steam each other and then become soggy.