Quick-tip:  Follow the recipe instructions to make

One of the health-boosting secrets behind this tasty, “hunger satisfying” Party Girl Diet Recipe is the use of spices in the Part Girl Diet’s Chipotle Spice Rub Recipe below, which enhance the flavor of dishes as well as your health.

Party Girl Diet’s Homemade Chipotle Spice Mix & Rub

In a gallon sized ziplock type baggie, combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. ground “Smoky Paprika” – regular Paprika will work too, yet the “Smoky Paprika” adds a nice, deep, “smoky” flavor so do try it – you’ll like it.
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin (AKA: Turmeric)
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • Dash coarse sea salt (Up to 1/4 tsp. – save some for sprinkling on top of your fries)
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Oregano (Mexican Oregano is awesome if you can find it)
  • 1 tsp. dried crushed cilantro
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground chipotle pepper powder (Or you can use chili powder and increase cumin to 2 tsp.

Party Girl Diet “Never Go Hungry Diet” Survival Guide Tip:  Double or even triple this recipe and store in an opaque, airtight storage container.  Will store up to 4 months to use anytime you want to add a “taste of the border” to your meat, fish,  chicken and vegetable dishes.

One baked sweet potato contains over twice the amount of vitamin A you need for the day.

Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.

Arrange cooling racks or wire racks over two baking sheets.

Peel the potatoes lengthwise, leaving a patch of the skin on each end of the potatoes. Cut each potato into very thin fries lengthwise no more than a quarter-inch thick – the thinner they are, the crispier the end product will be.

In a large bowl, dress the fries very lightly with EVOO – a couple of turns of the bowl ought to do the trick. Season with salt and pepper and arrange the fries in single layer without crowding either baking sheet.

Place the fries in the oven and roast for 30 minutes. Remove the fries and increase the heat to 425°F. Toss the fries in a large bowl again with seasonings, garlic and herbs of choice. Return the fries to the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes until very crisp and brown.

Party Girl Diet “never go Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Ingredients
  • Sweet potatoes (At least 1 whole sweet potato per person). Select medium-sized sweet potatoes with smooth, firm, evenly toned skin usually make the best sweet potato fries.
  • Corn starch. A big sprinkle’s worth. (optional)
  • Olive oil. A couple of tablespoons or so. Enough to lightly and evenly coat the fries.
  • Salt, pepper and spices. Amy suggested cumin, but I much prefer cayenne pepper, paprika or curry powder. Garlic is great as well. It’s up to you!
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into fry-shaped pieces (see photos). Try to cut them into similarly sized pieces so the fries will bake evenly.
  2. Toss the uncooked fries into a mixing bowl or a plastic bag, or just onto your baking sheet. Sprinkle with cornstarch (if using) and pour in a few tablespoons of olive oil, enough to lightly coat the fries. Season with salt, pepper, and spices. I’d try to use half a teaspoon per potato or so. Mix/shake to distribute evenly (corn starch should be evenly mixed in so there are no powdery spots).
  3. Pour the fries directly onto a non-stick baking sheet for best results (lining with aluminum foil produces mixed results and parchment paper can burn in the hot oven). Arrange your fries in a single layer and don’t overcrowd, otherwise they will never crisp up.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the fries so they can cook on all sides. I find the easiest way to flip them is with a metal spatula. Section by section, scoop up about ten fries and flip them with a quick turn of the wrist.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, or until the fries are crispy. You’ll know they’re done when the surface of the fries change from shiny orange to a more matte, puffed up texture. It’s essential to bake them long enough, otherwise they won’t be crispy. Don’t worry if the edges are a little bit brown; they will taste more caramelized than burnt.
 PS:  Many people find adding a bit of corn starch helps make the fries more crispy – so give it a try if you like em extra crispy!

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