Folks: Not all sweet potatoes are created equal, the same applies to the fries made from them.
The sweet potatoes found in West Africa have a yellow flesh and are less sweet than their counterparts grown found elsewhere. When turned into fries, they liberate a flavor which is both mild and memorable. They used to be my favorite snack food when I was growing up: scarcity played a role there, as we never had them as often as other snacks like Alloco for example.
Since I moved to the US, I have been trying to replicate the texture and flavor of those sweet potato fries with the variety of sweet potatoes found here, not to avail, until…. Yes, you guessed it, until I found the RIGHT sweet potatoes.