Sunday, January 23, 2011

Would You Like Fries With That?

Today, I learned that uncooked sweet potatoes are rather difficult to slice. I also learned that approaching this difficult task aggressively and without good cutting skills only leads to slicing not one, but two fingers.




However, I'm not gonna lie: I totally forgot about those two little cuts after I dug into the amazing sweet potato fries that I turned that stubborn potato into.


BTW, these making these sweet potato fries is easy peasy.  


If you don't count the cutting step, that is. Once you get past that, it's smooth sailing.


Simply throw all your "fries" into a bowl and toss them with some EVOO.





Then dump them on a baking sheet lined with greased foil and salt those puppies with as little or as much salt as you want.




FYI: One (very large) sweet potato made ALL of those fries!


Then bake at 375 for about 20 minutes. That's it!




Perfection.


I gobbled up this plate (x2) for lunch along with a piece of leftover salmon from last night.




At first I thought, "OMG. I just ate half a pan of sweet potato fries! That's kind of a lot!" Then I realized that in reality, that really only equates to eating a half of a sweet potato. Not so bad when you look at it that way ;)


Munched on this after lunch to cure my sweet tooth:





Have you ever made fries with vegetables other than potatoes? I've seen people make parsnip fries and eggplant fries in their blogs, but I have yet to try it!

3 comments:

  1. I always add some Panko breadcrumbs to mine to add a fun texture/crunch.

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  2. eggplant is amazing lightly fried and rolled up with cottage or riccata cheese, drizzle with spaghetti sauce. They are called egg plant crapes and they are DELICIOUS!

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  3. Omg ouch! I hope your fingers are ok! I have noticed how hard they are to slice as well...

    I def love sweet potato fries, parsnip fries (try them next!) and I have also tried okra fries, which were my least favorite!

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