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French Fried Sweet Potatoes

No recipe image available.Frying twice ensures crisp-textured French fries that retain their crunch for a longer period of time.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 large sweet potatoes
Canola, peanut or vegetable oil
Salt to taste
Deep fryer or pan

Cooking Directions:

  1. Peel potatoes. Cut each in 1/2-inch slices. Then cut slices into 1/4-inch sticks. Place in a bowl of ice water to soak for 30 minutes. (Soaking removes starch, so that potatoes will be crisp when deep fried.)
  2. Heat oil to 360°F (180°C) in deep fryer.
  3. Drain potatoes and pat dry thoroughly using paper towels. Any excess water will splatter when they are added to the hot oil.
  4. Dip frying basket in oil (this prevents the potatoes from sticking to it), then add a handful of potatoes into basket. Lower into oil and par-fry for 3 minutes or until potatoes are tender, but not browned. Lift basket and allow potatoes to drain. Turn out onto a brown paper bag lined with paper towels. Repeat procedure with remaining potatoes.
  5. Increase the temperature of the heated oil to 390°F (200°C).
  6. Return the par-fried potatoes to the oil in batches and cook a second time until golden and crispy, watching closely as they will finish cooking quickly. Drain on a fresh brown paper bag lined with paper towels. Salt to taste and serve hot.

Makes 3 to 4 servings.