Isn't there a fast food restaurant that has just started serving sweet potato fries? Since I haven't been to a fast food restaurant in over 10 years I'm surprised I know that much. I think I saw an ad on TV. Regardless, I doubt that are going to be anywhere close to these little morsels of joy.
This is adapted from The New Low-Country Cooking by Chef Marvin Woods. I did take the liberty of adding a couple of extra spices, I'm sure the Chef will not mind.
These can be served with pork chops, steaks or grilled chicken, but also make a great stand-alone appetizer.
Sweet Potato Fries
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Vegetable for deep frying
6 to 8 sweet potatoes cut into julienne strips
In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, nutmeg, celery salt, coriander, cayenne, and cumin. Set aside.
Place the oil in a deep fat fryer and heat to 375 degrees F. on a deep fat thermometer.
Add the sweet potato strips and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until they are golden and crispy. Transfer the fries with a slotted spoon to several layers of paper towels. Sprinkle with the spice mixture and serve immediately.