I’ve got a sweet spin on french fries today, and I think you guys are going to love these. I whipped these fries up in my new Magic Chef® 2.6 Quart Snack-Sized Compact Manual Air Fryer with Dishwasher Safe Basket, and I was blown away by how easy it was and how delicious the results are. I coat these sweet potatoes in a small amount of coconut oil and after only about 12 minutes in the Air Fryer, they come out crispy and perfectly cooked. Tossed in a little cinnamon sugar and served with a creamy, maple-laced coconut whip dip, these are a really fun snack or side dish any time of day.
Healthy frying seems like a real “too good to be true” situation, doesn’t it? I was a little skeptical before taking my new Magic Chef® 2.6 Quart Snack-Sized Compact Manual Air Fryer with Dishwasher Safe Basket for a spin, as I’m pretty picky when it comes to adding new appliances and equipment to my little kitchen. But after testing it out on just one recipe – these cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries – I was a quick sell. This magic machine lets you achieve the crispness and crunch of deep frying without the hassle, mess, time, and calories, which is pretty incredible, if you ask me.
Air fryers are essentially small, high-powered countertop convection ovens. They quickly circulate hot air around food to cook it efficiently and rapidly. While air fryers do have removable baskets like deep fryers, rather than cooking food in a vat of hot oil, the food in the basket is effectively baked by the heat from the hot air circulating all around them. So, very much like the way the convection option works on a full-size or toaster oven. So, you wind up with texturally similar results without all of the oil. Win-win.
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If I had to narrow down my laundry list of kitchen essentials – the ride or die items that will forever populate my pantry, my larder, my kitchen shelves – coconut milk would stand the test and remain unscathed by my whittling. I simply can’t not have it around, you know? If you’ve followed my cooking adventures here for a while, you probably have noticed that I absolutely love the stuff and use it very frequently in recipes both savory and sweet. Here, I utilize the coconut solids in a simple store-bought can of coconut milk (14.5-ounce, full fat) to create a vegan whipped cream that is absolutely wonderful as a sweet dip for so many things, specifically these cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries.
To make the vegan whipped cream, you simply leave a can of full-fat coconut milk in your fridge until chilled. The solids (the coconut cream) will settle at the bottom and, when you remove the top of the can and drain out the liquid (coconut water), you can transfer the coconut cream to a mixing bowl and whip it into a wonderfully rich and delicious cream. I sweeten it with a touch of maple syrup and serve it alongside fruit, on top of oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, and French toast, and of course, as an accompaniment to this sweet spin on french fries.
Enjoy this one, guys!
Toss the fries with the coconut oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Place the fries in the basket of your air fryer, in a single layer. Cook at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes, or until browned, crispy, and cooked all the way through. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the sugar and cinnamon, using more or less of both to suit your tastes and preferences. Serve right away with the coconut maple cream.
For the coconut maple cream
Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge for at least 2 hours, to chill the solids and allow them to concentrate in the bottom of the can. Open the can and carefully drain off the coconut liquid (I save this for smoothies). Transfer the solid coconut cream to a bowl and add the maple syrup. Whisk until smooth and creamy, adding a splash of water to thin, if needed. Serve with the fries.
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