Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

These Oven Baked Sweet Potato (Shakkarkand/Ratala) fries are a great healthy alternative to Potato fries. This is also a great way to include sweet potatoes in your diet, on days other than religious fasts. Flavour them with your favourite spice mix and bake them till they are golden and crisp. Sweet, salty, spicy and crunchy they are an addictive snack! For a sweet version you can also dust them with cinnamon-sugar. Cornstarch is added to the coating to make the sweet Potato fries crisp. You can also use Potato or water chestnut flour.  Sweet Potatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Paprika powder, Fresh Herbs, Corn flour, Rock Salt   4 Sweet Potatoes , peeled and cut into 3 inch wedges 3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 5 cloves Garlic , grated or finely minced 1 teaspoon Paprika powder , (or red chilli powder) 2 tablespoon Fresh Herbs , chopped (or dried) 1-1/2 tablespoon Corn flour Rock Salt , to taste     10   40     To begin making the Oven baked Sweet Potato fries, first preheat the oven to 230 C.Prepare 2 baking sheets greased with oil or butter.In a small mixing bowl, mix together the oil, garlic, paprika, salt and herbsPlace the sweet potato sticks in a large bowl and drizzle the oil and spice mixture over it. Use your fingers and mix to coat all the sweet potato sticks evenly. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the sweet potatoes and mix again.Place the spice coated sweet potato sticks on the baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes till well browned and crisp. Halfway through the baking, stir the fries to ensure even baking.Once done, remove from the oven and transfer to a serving platter.Serve the Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries along with a Spicy Mexican Salsa or Cottage Cheese Dip or Peanut Chilli Dipping Sauce.