A recipe fail {crispy sweet potato fries }

I rarely try new recipes because I just don't enjoy cooking that much. I like to stick to what I know, which are super easy recipes with very few ingredients. So, when I happened upon this crispy sweet potato fries recipe, I was a little excited. I love sweet potatoes, I love French fries, and all I needed was a little oil and corn starch!


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So, I cut my sweet potatoes (leaving the skins on...because it's healthy, right?), and soaked them in water.



Then, I put corn starch in a plastic bag, added the potatoes, shook them up, and put them on a non stick pan.


I drizzled olive oil on them, tossed them about, and cooked for 15 minutes on one side, and about 8 on the other. This is what I came up with:



They actually don't look bad, but they didn't taste great. I guess I didn't cut the fries small enough, used way too much corn starch, and not quite enough oil. If I get the proportions just right, I think they would be delicious! Hopefully Curtis will give me a second chance before he loses all hope in my cooking skills. That is...once he recovers from the dry mouth caused by all that corn starch!


4 comments

  1. so I dont like veggies so I am always trying to find ways to make them better. I found a baked zucchini fries that I want to try. I will let you know how it goes.

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  2. I get the frozen ones from Costco. I think Sams and BJ's have them too. They cost about $1.50 per pound but I have never been able to make them as well. I love sweet potato fries!

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  3. I love sweet potato fries! But I have to agree with Rachel. Everytime I make them they're just never quite as good as frozen from Costco. However, if I am making them, I cut them a tad thinner, toss with olive oil and rosemary and when they come out of the oven sprinkle celery salt... yum

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  4. Thanks guys! I'm going to have to look and see if they have sweet potato fries at BJ's! Anything to make cooking a little faster/easier!

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