Fried Sweet Potatoes

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

Vegetable oil, for frying

4 to 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch batons

Salt, to taste

Essence, to taste, recipe follows

Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon dried thyme

Directions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a very large, deep pot or heat an electric fryer to 360 degrees F.
  2. Fry the sweet potatoes, in batches, until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and Essence, to taste, and serve hot.

Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

  1. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William Morrow, 1993.