First time we had these at a restaurant my child called them "orange fries" and they were fried. We enjoy having the orange fries at home but I didn't want the mess or calories of frying them so I bake them. Then we wanted more flavor and we love Parmesan so a little salty sprinkle of cheese and some fun spices and voila, one of our favorite side dishes!
Baked Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries
1-1/2 to 1-3/4 pounds sweet potatoes (yellow and/or orange)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Sprinkle of paprika
2 dashes cayenne pepper
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Add olive oil to a medium bowl, mix in paprika and cayenne pepper. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into approximately 3/8" sticks. You want to keep your pieces the same size so they cook the same. Toss to coat.Sprinkle on some of the Parmesan, toss. Sprinkles more Parmesan, toss.
Repeat until all the Parmesan is used.
Then do the same with the cornstarch.
Rub a little bit of olive oil on the bottom of a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Using a pancake turn flip your potatoes over and then bake for 10 minutes more. Keep your eye on them. Sweet potatoes are more sugary than regular potatoes and like to burn. Cooking them longer to get them crisper can often backfire.
Enjoy right away as potatoes soon lose their crisp since they are so sugary and so moist!