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Why didn't my sweet potato fries get crispy??!!

Bring your raw sweet potatoes to a boil, drain immediately and toss cornstarch (and any spices you like) onto them to coat. Then fry in hot oil. The corn starch makes the outside crunch and keeps them from breaking apart. They turn golden brown quickly (DON"T overcrowd). Drain well, sprinkle with salt, and serve hot. I haven't tried oven-frying them this way, but he cornstarch makes a huge difference. (I used a lot.)

Nov 26, 2011
BCWrangler in Home Cooking