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Sweet potatoes are known for their gorgeous deep orange color that has become synonymous with their delicious flavor. But did you know that there are some varieties of sweet potatoes that have a pale yellow flesh, more like a Yukon Gold potato? It’s true! Some varieties, like the White Delight and the O’Henry, look more like typical white potatoes, but don’t taste like them. They are a little less sweet and have more starch than typical orange sweet potatoes, and they are terrific when baked as fries! If you or someone you love prefers their fries to look like regular french fries, this recipe might be a perfect choice.
4 large sweet potatoes that are a white-fleshed variety (and of course, you can make this recipe with any sweet potatoes you like!)
2 T. olive oil
1 ½ t. smoked paprika
1 T. black Hawaiian salt
Preheat oven to 375F
Peel sweet potatoes and slice into equal-sized long rectangular pieces. Try to avoid leaving tapered ends as they will become too crisp while the thicker parts are still baking.
Place potato slices on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil. Toss potatoes with your hands until thoroughly coated in oil. Arrange into a single layer without touching. Sprinkle with paprika and salt and put in oven.
Bake for about 20 minutes, turning once, or until fries are crisp and golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
These fries would go great with our Pulled Pork BBQ Sliders!