Why do my sweet potato fries turn out soggy?

Don’t overcrowd your baking sheet.

The secret to crispy (instead of soggy) sweet potato fries is to spread them out in an even layer with enough room so that they don’t touch. If they’re all crammed onto one pan, they’ll steam instead of bake, and you’ll end up with soggy fries.

How do you make baked sweet potato fries from scratch?

Directions
  1. Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place sweet potatoes and soybean oil in large bowl, toss lightly.
  3. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd.
  4. Bake until tender and golden brown, turning occasionally.

How do you cut sweet potatoes into fries?

How do you make sweet potato fries not soggy?

Cornstarch really helps to get the outsides crisp!

I’ve played around with various amounts of cornstarch and olive oil and found the perfect ratio. I’ve experimented with arrowroot starch as well, and it produced fries that were somewhat less crisp, but it’s worth using if that’s what you have.

Why are sweet potatoes so hard to cut?

The main reason sweet potatoes are so hard to cut is because they’re much denser than a regular potato. A sweet potato has smaller molecules, and they are packed much tighter than other vegetables.

Are sweet potatoes harder to cut than regular potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are full of nutrients, vitamins, iron, and magnesium, making them a healthy and delicious food. Because raw sweet potatoes are rather hard, they may seem difficult to cut. Don’t worry, though, you only need a sharp knife and a strategy to easily dice sweet potatoes or cut them into wedges or rounds.

How do you keep sweet potatoes soft when cutting?

Simply microwave the potato, depending on the size, for 1-2 minutes. Just enough to take some of the hardness out of the sweet potato it makes cutting them much, much easier.

Are sweet potatoes tougher than regular potatoes?

The individual molecules of sweet potatoes are much smaller than those of potatoes and hence the overall density of sweet potatoes increases which gives them their natural hardness.

Is a sweet potato better than a baked potato?

Minerals. Both types of potatoes contain almost equal amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc and iron. Sweet potatoes contain slightly more calcium than regular baked potatoes. A baked potato offers more potassium, however, with 926 milligrams versus 855 milligrams in a sweet potato.