Crispy Kumara Fries
There’s no denying that fries are universally accepted comfort food. Next time you have a craving for them, try this recipe for Crispy Kumara Fries. They are baked, not fried so you can feel even better about polishing off a bowl to yourself. These fries are crispy, crunchy and have a bite to them thanks to the cayenne powder. You can choose whatever seasoning you like for these, I served mine with salsa but feel free to top with aioli, guacamole or tomato sauce.
2 medium sized kumara (sweet potato)
3 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
salt + pepper
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius on fan bake and line an oven tray with baking paper.
Peel the kumara and cut into thick fries. I usually make them around 7cm long way, and 1cm thick.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the olive oil, corn starch, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and cinnamon.
Coat the kumara in this mixture and arrange them in rows on the oven tray.
Bake for 15 minutes and then flip them and bake for a further 15 minutes, or until fries and crisp and golden. It’s essential to bake them long enough, otherwise they won’t be crispy. Sprinkle with salt + pepper and serve.