My hard drive has been rehabilitated! Let’s celebrate by making something delicious. This recipe is just in time for Halloween. These sweet potato fries make for an amazing side dish that literally vanished at our house. I gave you a few options for pinning depending on if you’d rather save this recipe as a typical side dish or a Halloween seasonal sensation. Either way, you’ll be loved by your family. Special thanks to Kretschmer for mailing a package of my favorite wheat germ. Seriously, all of us were excited to get wheat germ in the mail. That’s how we roll over here at the Don’t Panic Mom household. Yup. My poor kids. Stay tuned for next week when I’ll have some fun giveaways including coupons for free Kretschmer Wheat Germ. Happy Friday my wonderful Mommas!
- 2 Large Sweet Potatoes, chopped into sticks about 1/2" thick
- For the Breading:
- 1/2 Cup Kretschmer Wheat Germ
- 1/2 Cup Japanese Bread Crumbs (Panko)
- 1 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
- For the Wash:
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons water
- Optional Soak: If you have the extra time to chop the sweet potatoes earlier in the day try this method. Place your sweet potato sticks in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes or up to a few hours. This will help remove some of the starch and yield a crispier fry.
- When you're ready to bake:
- Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet with a good spray of canola or olive oil. Chop up your sweet potatoes into sticks. Try to make them roughly the same thickness so they cook evenly.
- If you soaked your sweet potatoes, dry them off with a pat of a towel.
- In a bowl, whip together your egg whites and water with a fork until it's a little foamy. In a separate bowl, combine your Kretschmer wheat germ, bread crumbs, and spices.
- Dip each sweet potato stick in the egg wash and then coat with your tasty breading. Work through your pile of sweet potatoes until your cookie sheet is filled up. Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. Check one of your thicker fries to see if it's nice and soft inside. Serve with ketchup.
You can easily warm these back up in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes or until warmed through. Microwaves will make them soggy - but will warm them up in a hurry.
Still reading? This means you need some more Halloween posts! Here’s me lamenting last year after sending Big P to his first school Halloween celebration. And over here is my very very first post that coincidentally is another lament about Halloween. Can you tell I have mixed feelings about this holiday? Enjoy the posts. Have a great weekend!