Everybody in the Cincinnati area is talking about White Castle Sweet Potato Fries. . . .
If you want to read my take on them go here, if not continue on for a tradition of sweet potato fries inspired by healthy eating.
Gin's Baked Sweet Potato Fries
3 medium sweet potatoes
Chinese Five Spice, to taste
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon Virgin Olive Oil
(1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put your baking pan in oven to also preheat. (2) Peel and slice sweet potatoes in thick fries. (3) Coat fries in olive oil. Mix fries with Chinese Five Spice, salt and pepper. (4) Remove heated baking pan and spray with cooking spray and add fries in a single layer. (5) Cook until tender crisp (for my oven it was 25 minutes) and then turn broiler on and brown fries for 3 minutes each side. (6) ENJOY!
This cooking method is "perfect" for sweet potato fries. They are tender crisp and quite fresh and mouth watering. You lose none of the outstanding nutritional value that sweet potatoes offer and they are a great value for your grocery dollar. What more could you ask for? A dipping sauce? The combination of the aromatic Chinese Five Spice, salt, pepper and olive oil has such a flavorful twist; you won't miss the dipping sauce. I promise!
These fries are a blank canvas for your culinary creativity and taste for different spices. You could coat them in a Spicy Stir Fry mix, an Oriental Blend, or a Hunan Sweet and Sour Blend. Your spice cabinet is the limit!
Quite possibly you might like your sweet potatoes fried, and in that case if you have a White Castle in your area, I do suggest that you give them a try.