Oven Sweet Potato Balls Recipe

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An easy way to lớn make Oven Sweet Potato Fries with Tapioca Flour instead of Cornstarch.

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The perfect substitution if you are allergic khổng lồ corn.This recipe will leave you with a salty-sweet and miễn phí guilt craving. The potato fries are a bit crunchy, sweet, salty, and with a hint of savory herbs from Noubess Garlic and Herb Seasoning.

Why keep frying potatoes and have tons of cleaning to vị in the kitchen when you can make a stress-free oven-baked sweet potato fries recipe. Over the years, I have learned khổng lồ make life simpler by incorporating healthier ingredients in my cooking. With food allergies on the rise, it is better lớn look for alternatives than waiting until you have symptoms you cannot control. 

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What is Tapioca Flour & why use it instead of Cornstarch.

As a versatile gluten-free flour, Tapioca flour is a great flour for baking & cooking. It is made from the starch of the cassava root và used as a thickening agent, & as the main ingredient in several recipes. Tapioca flour is a great substitute for cornstarch and for people with corn allergies. When using tapioca flour as a substitution, and depending on the recipe, the amount of flour needed will differ.

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For instance, you may need more tapioca flour lớn thicken a stew or sauce – 1 tbsp of cornstarch to 2 tbsp tapioca flour. For coating sweet potatoes use less tapioca flour for the fries to lớn be crispy. 

The sweet potatoes fries won’t be totally crispy but you will have some crispiness at least. Don’t expect the same texture as if the fries were fried in oil.

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Should you soak in cold water or not soak? 

I will say soak khổng lồ remove some of the starch, lớn keep the potato pieces looking fresh và not brownish or with dark ends. And vì chưng not soak if you only have 2 sweet potatoes for this particular recipe.Let say you have about 6 potatoes to lớn peel, by the time you get lớn the 3rd one, the first peeled potato would already have a couple of brown spots. Same as regular trắng potatoes. So soaking makes sense! Unless you are cooking for one then you are good lớn go. 

But again soaking helps release some of the starch & may also help keep the potatoes moist inside. Is soaking required? It all depends on your preference. 

Oven Sweet Potato Fries with Tapioca Flour

Unfortunately, this recipe is not child-friendly because you need khổng lồ use a sharp knife. 

Peel the potatoes one by one. Slice thinly, about 1/4“ wide – don’t worry if they are not the exact size. If you have more than 3 potatoes, I would recommend soaking the potatoes while you are done slicing them. If you soak the potatoes, make sure you dry them carefully before coating or seasoning.Add the seasoning and gently coat the potatoes. Add the tapioca flour và gently coat the potatoes. Place the potatoes on the prepared baking pan(s), bởi not pile them up. Make sure you leave enough room between the potatoes. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit 25-30 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, remove the pan(s) from the oven & flip the fries. 
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Tips & Notes:

Do not crowd the pan as the potatoes fries will become soggy.Serving size is usually one potato per person. Set your oven temperature khổng lồ 400 or 425 degrees Fahrenheit or the fries won’t crisp. Rotate the pan(s) lớn ensure even cooking & to avoid the tips from burning.Use a vegetable peeler khổng lồ remove the skin và a sharp knife to lớn slice the potatoesWash the potatoes before peeling or slicing. Use parchment paper or silicone baking mat to lớn line the sheet pans.Use a bowl or ziplock bag to lớn toss the potatoesDon’t địa chỉ too much oil.The fries will be crispier if you use cornstarch instead of tapioca flour. But if you are allergic to lớn corn, tapioca flour might be the best option for you to lớn enjoy Oven Potato Fries. 
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Recommended Equipment

For best results, you may want to lớn use the following recommended equipment. 

Kitchen bowlsVegetable peelerSharp knifeSheet pansParchment paperSilicone baking sheetsKitchen Tongs