Yield: about 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
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    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil greased with cooking spray. Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into long spears.  Soak in cold water for 20-30 minutes before continuing for crispy texture outside.  Drain well and pat dry.

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    Place the potato spears on the sheet pan and toss with olive oil.  Spread them in a single layer.  Combine the brown sugar, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on the potatoes.  Bake for 15 minutes, then turn with a spatula or tongs.  Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned.  Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and serve hot.