Baked Sumac Sweet Potato Fries | These guys are our favorite winter snack. We’ve come close to burning down the house when frying, so we thought we’d perfect a way to get our fries super crispy using just an oven. Toss them with a little cheese and scallions alongside our Sweet Ketchup Fire and there is nothing quite like it.
* Serve this with our Sweet Ketchup Fire.
- Sweet Potatoes - 1, large, cleaned and peeled, sliced in half-moons
- Olive Oil - 2 tablespoons
- Grated Parmesan - ¼ cup
- Scallions - ¼ cup, finely sliced
- Lemon Pepper - ¾ teaspoon
- Sumac - ¾ teaspoon
- Kosher Salt - 1 teaspoon
- Sheet Pan
- Mixing Bowl
- Spatula - for flipping
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Toss your baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes and get it hot.
- Cut up the potato in half-moons by cutting it length-wise, then each half length-wise again, then slicing cross-wise in about ⅓ inch thick pieces.
- Toss the potato pieces into your mixing bowl and add the sumac, lemon pepper, salt and olive oil. Mix it all together well.
- Take the baking sheet out of the oven and spread the potato half-moons in a single layer.
- Put it back in the oven for 25 minutes.
- Take them out, flip them with the spatula and put it back into the oven for another 25 minutes.
- Take them out one last time, flip em' again and back in for the last 25 minutes. 75 minutes total!
- At the 75 mark, take them out of the oven, sprinkle on the cheese and scallions and season to taste with more salt if you need to.
- Serve it immediately while they're still hot and crispy!
* When you add the potato pieces to the baking sheet, you should hear them sizzle - that's how hot it should be!
* You don't need to blast these at 400 degrees or higher. If you do, you'll run the risk of burning them.
* You should check on these guys every 5 minutes or so to make sure they're not burning since each oven is different. But don't open the door! You'll lose all your heat.
* Many people like to bake them on cooking rack so they don't have to flip them. You can do that but we think you really can't beat the effect of that extra, hands-on care.