I'm not a sweet potato fan. My wife loves them. I'm trying to come around, and since I do most of the cooking, I attempted to make baked sweet potato fries last night, based on a recipe by Paula Deen.
The result were under-seasoned (probably my fault) strips of soggy sweet potato. While my wife was completely content, they failed in almost every qualification I have for "fries."
How do you bake fries of any type, especially sweet potato? I'm trying to avoid deep frying them, but I'm afraid that may be the only way to get crisp fries. Do you put them directly on the pan? On parchment? Rotate the pan every 10 minutes? Leave them alone? Sacrifice a chicken? What do you do to make delicious, crisp, sweet potato fries?
Bonus Question: Any other delicious uses for sweet potatoes besides mash, whole baked, or pies. I want to get on this bandwagon.