The first two times that I tried this recipe, I had the same stick-to-the-pan soggy mess, as noted by other reviewers. The third time I tossed the potatoes in olive oil, then put them in the oven with the convection function for the last 5 minutes to crisp them up. Worked much better.
I heated the pan in the oven for about 10 minutes before spraying with oil, heavily, and adding the potatoes. It definitely takes two large pans for this amount of potatoes. My potatoes were nicely crisp and were not a sticky mess. I've tried it with oil before and it did not make the potatoes crisp. Egg whites work much better.
I have to agree with those reviewers who think that tossing sweet potato fries with oil would be a better technique. My fries were not soggy, but they were definitely not crisp and had a leathery exterior from the egg white mixture. I had a real clean up issue (even though I did spray the baking sheet with cooking spray) with egg white burning on the sheet. I found the seasoning for the sweet potato fries to be so-so. But, again, agree that the fry sauce is tasty!
I've made this twice, and it has turned out well both times. As promised, they were not crispy like regular potato fries, but had a nice texture. I don't know why they would turn out soggy, as another reviewer mentioned. Perhaps the oven wasn't hot enough? Or they were too close together on the pan? Instead of cooking spray, I used a silicone sheet on a baking sheet. It worked beautifully - no oil required.
I've been making baked sweet potato fries for years, so didn't to the egg white thing. I just toss them with evoo and sprinkle with my desired seasoning and bake. They always come out good...not totally crispy, as sweet potatoes won't crisp up as much as an Idaho, but they are never soggy or soft. The real star of this recipe is the Fry Sauce! It is awesome! I will never make my sweet potato fries without it again! It is absolutely DEELISH!
Delicious and easy. The fries had wonderful flavor, but as the recipe mentioned they were not very crisp. Next time I'll omit the egg white and just toss the potatoes with the spices and a little oil. Sauce was good too and looked very pretty on the plate.
Fries came out a soggy mess but the fry sauce was absolutely addictive.