This is an essential recipe, if you can call it that. It makes, with the minimal effort of cutting and turning on an oven, delicious, crispy, and sweet French fries. Bake them for yourself with that one mini sweet potato growing limp on your counter (is that just me?), for a crowd to go along with a barbecue or picnic (yes, they’re even good cold), or for any casual meal in need of more carbs.
- Sweet potatoes, about half a large potato per person eating
- Olive oil, about 1 tablespoon per potato
- Coarse salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Cut the sweet potatoes into fries: about 1/3-by-4-inches. Toss with olive oil and arrange on a baking sheet in one layer, or as close to one layer as you can get. Bake for 1 hour, tossing occasionally with a heat-proof spatula. When the fries are browned, crispy, and soft in the inside, remove from the oven, sprinkle with salt, and serve.
Ketchup and honey mustard make excellent accompaniments.