11 March 2012
Foodbuzz Tastemaker: Alexia Sweet Potato Fries
I love making homemade fries - Yukon gold, regular ol' russet, and of course, sweet potato. The downside is that it takes around one and a half hours of cooking time! Thanks to the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, I was provided a coupon to try out Alexia's frozen foods. They have quite a few different variety of fries, some plain, some flavored, and I ended up choosing the sweet potato julienne fries.
Frozen tots and fries are my favorite treat. They're quick to prepare and taste delicious. Alexia's line is all natural and contains no trans fat. While it costs more than store brands, sometimes it's better to pay more for quality when you can. I can't remember how much this bag cost where I purchased it, but it wasn't more than $5. This 15-ounce bag contain about four servings (although I could have easily eaten half myself...).
Before sticking the fries in the oven, I spritzed them with a little olive oil spray and sprinkled with more kosher salt. I like salt, what can I say?
These fries take around twenty to twenty-five minutes to cook, tossing once or twice. The fries roasted up with a crisped shell that gave way to a soft, sweet innard. Most complaints that arise with homemade sweet potato fries is either that they stay too soft, or they get a little charred. Alexia sweet potato fries were just about perfect and tasted as fresh as it could have tasted for being frozen. I'd definitely buy these again if they're on sale, or if I want a quick treat.
I served these with my go-to aioli recipe. I nixed the sweeteners and added in lime zest and sriracha sauce for a hint of spice.