How To Make Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Mushy sweet potato fries make us sad. Far too often they’re flimsy and limp, and passed off as a more sanctimonious way to eat french fries. But sweet potato fries deserve better. They have all the potential to be as shatteringly crispy as any regular fry, with all the extra flavor and sweetness we’ve come to love in sweet potatoes.

You can have all this without deep frying, double soaking, twice baking, or anything so involved. For the crispiest oven-baked sweet potato fries, you need to walk over to the pantry and take out the cornstarch because that ingredient is the secret.

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