If you’re after a party in your mouth, then this is the recipe you’re after. It’s packed with flavour, fried nutrition (:P), and loaded with texture to kick-start the best flavourful experience you’ll ever have. I’ll make an outright confession here: these aren’t as healthy as Rufus’ baked sweet potato fries, but they’re fries, so I’ll fry them. I mean, how often do we get to eat chilli sweet potato fries? (A fair bit, I know, but still!)
2 large sweet potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
a pinch of each: taco seasoning (homemade or store bought), oregano flakes, smoked paprika
Preheat the deep fryer.
Wash and peel the sweet potatoes (peeling is optional).
Cut the sweet potato in half, then into long strips, no thicker than one centimetre.
Pat dry the potatoes and salt.
When the oil is hot (a potato should sizzle immediately), fry for 3 – 5 minutes, or until golden in colour.
Remove from the oil and immediately sprinkle on taco seasoning, oregano and paprika.
Serve as a snack or side with sour cream and chives if desired.