In trying to adapt to a new routine (in our case, to the start of a new school semester), it’s easy to get lazy about your cooking. Fortunately (because I’m me), when I cook I do it in large batches and I freeze what I don’t use. So on nights when we’re feeling lazy we can simply unfreeze some pre-prepared goodness rather than buying something quick at the store.
In this particular situation we hauled out some beef burgers I’d frozen the week before. But what to go on the side? How about some sweet potato fries? That sounds like a good plan. Baked instead of fried, of course, but you get the idea.
Preheat your oven to 425°F.
Peel yourself some sweet potatoes (we used 4, but it depends on the size of the potato and the amount of fries you want). These are also known as yams in some parts of the United States, but it gets a little confusing …
Chop the potatoes up into thin sticks (y’know, French fry-shaped pieces), and pop them in boiling water for 5-6 minutes to par-boil. If you like your fries a little crispier, I wouldn’t bother to par-boil them.
Drain them and toss them in a greased roasting pan or baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper and a little bit of cajun seasoning.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping with a spatula halfway through. The “fries” should be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Enjoy!