Garlic Herb Baked Sweet Potatoes
Ever bite into a limp, soggy sweet potato fry?!
Yep, it happens to us all!
I’m asked quite often, HOW TO get those sweet potato fries to CRISP up at home??
➡️ Use avocado oil for roasting your potatoes, and NOT a lot!
Avocado oil is far superior for roasting vegetables in my opinion.
A teeny tiny bit of oil goes a LONGGG way with fries.
If you’ve ever had soggy fries, most likely they were just coated in too much oil.
➡️ Try salting your fries AFTER roasting, if soggy fries continue to be a problem for you.
Salt draws out the moisture in vegetables, so if they are sitting in salt throughout the entire prep & cooking process, then you’re just dealing with all of that moisture being released. Simply wait until serving to sprinkle with a tiny pinch of salt.
➡️ Make sure your fries are placed in a nice, even layer on the sheet pans. They need space to crisp up. Proper air-flow without any overcrowding on your sheet pans will help wonders! Use several pans, or cook in batches if you’re making a bunch of fries.
➡️ Use parchment paper or Silpat mats/liners on your sheet pans.
Do you have any other tips for us?
Let me know if our tricks help you to successfully roast nice crispy fries at home!
Try making these with different variations of fresh or dried herbs, each time you’ll have a brand new flavor!
Here’s our FAVORITE homemade ketchup recipe!
Makes 6 servings
- 4-5 sweet potatoes, or yams
- 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced or grated
- 1/4 cup freshly chopped herbs of choice (thyme leaves, sage, parsley, rosemary, chives, etc.)
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 Tbsps avocado oil, or extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Scrub your potatoes thoroughly and rinse well. I prefer these with skin on. Carefully slice your potatoes into sticks or fry shaped pieces about 1/4-inch thick, with a very sharp knife.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees f and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.Place your fries in a big bowl. Sprinkle with garlic, herbs, sea salt, pepper and drizzle with oil. Gently toss the fries to coat well.
Spread them out evenly onto the prepared baking sheets, in an even layer without overlapping. Potatoes need their space to crisp up. Roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping once in between.Serve immediately with our homemade ketchup recipe and enjoy.