French fries are right on trend and sweet potatoes make this side dish extra special. The ultimate sweet potato French fry may require additional time but the end results are worth it – a less oily, thin and crisp nibble that will make any steak, gourmet burger or roast chicken meal even more ‘wow’.
The ultimate sweet potato French fry
- 5 sweet potatoes, washed, skin on vegetable oil, for frying
Thinly slice the sweet potatoes and cut them into matchstick French fries.
Place the cut fries on absorbent paper and dry thoroughly.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add batches of French fries to the pot (not too many at a time) and blanch the potatoes in the oil for 1 – 2 minutes.
Remove the fries with a slotted spoon and place on absorbent paper. At this stage, the potatoes can be set aside for up to an hour before using.
When ready to serve, reheat the oil on high heat and fry batches of the fries until golden and crisp, about 3 – 4 minutes.
Remove the fries with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper. Season with Maldon salt just before serving.