Baked Sweet Potato "Fries" (Serves 4)
Copyright 2008, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, All Rights Reserved
Photo: Quentin Bacon
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into 3 long spears. Place them on a sheet pan and toss with the olive oil. Spread the potatoes in one layer. Combine the brown sugar, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on the potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes and then turn with a spatula. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Sprinkle lightly with salt and serve hot.
Note: Ina substituted 1 tablespoon of a custom made spice mix from La Boîte á Epice for the light brown sugar in this recipe.