Are burgers and fries essential partners? According to fast food culture, they are. But burgers need not be of fast food (bad) quality. Just see 15 mouth-watering ways to enjoy your burgers to see why fast food burgers aren’t as good as what we can make at home if we put our minds to it. If you can be bothered to make burgers at home, why not go a step farther and cook sweet potato fries to go with them?
Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes which should make diabetics and pre-diabetics embrace them. They are cheaper too (in my part of the world, at least). What I like most about sweet potatoes, however, has nothing to do with its health benefits nor its inexpensiveness. I love sweet potatoes because they are so deliciously creamy. If the natural sweetness makes you makes you go hmmmmmm…, try adding saltiness and spiciness, and you’re in for a real treat.
Spicy sweet potato fries
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into fingers.
- Heat the cooking oil to 350F (fine wisps of smoke should be visible on the surface).
- Fry the sweet potatoes (see the step-by-step guide for frying fries; it's the same procedure for frying sweet potato fries).
- In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, sugar and cayenne powder.
- Transfer the cooked sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Sprinkle in the salt-sugar-cayenne mixture. Place a plate over the bowl and shake until all pieces of sweet potato fries are coated with the seasoning.