We used 450 and cut the potatoes into flatter sections rather than wedges for more even cooking. Only the thinnest edges were starting to burn after 10 min. which seems about right. We will definitely make this again as a side to veggie burgers and keep fiddling with it till it's very good.
I have made these for a few years now and have found the best way to do it is to use a 2-stage cooking process. By first baking them at 350 degrees for a half hour the insides cook completely so you can use thicker wedges. This first baking will put a nice crust on the top side. After that remove the fries from the oven and crank up the heat to 425-450. While the oven is warming turn the wedges over so the other (softer) side that was flat against the pan faces up and then put the fries back in the oven at 425-450 for another 15-20 minutes to to finish crisping them up. Check frequently towards the end of the cooking time to avoid burning. I actually like a little burning on the tips; the fries are more caramelized when you do this. I also use olive oil instead of canola and a mango-based Caribbean hot sauce instead of cayenne. My husband likes to eat them with the sauce that is usually served with blooming onions. I just like them plain.
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I love sweet potatoe fries.. Well we call them sweet potatoes but I guess the ones we use are really yams I like them better - (though we have used "sweet potatoes). Haven't tried this exact recipe we use a lot of salt free spices (Mrs. Dash). The yams taste so much better than white potatoes... and yes the temp is way to high try 350 instead
Very tasty but I wish they were crisper My husband and I really enjoyed these sweet potato fries. Not adding to much spice really allowed us to enjoy the wonderful sweet potato flavor. Next time I will leave them in the oven a little longer to see if they will crisp up. Pros: Tasty Cons: Not crispy