Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sweet Potato Fries

This was my first experience ever with sweet potato fries. I had heard several people who either loved them or really didn't so I figured I needed to try it out for myself someday. And then when we got some sweet potatoes in our Bountiful Basket, I decided it was "now or never". Am I glad I did, or what? These were so tasty! In fact, I craved them for days afterward and almost changed my mind about the sweet potato I had saved to make food for my baby and make it into sweet potato fries instead! I didn't - but I almost did.
It's important for me to note that I have never before in my life tasted a sweet potato that I liked. This here recipe, this is proof that different ways of cooking a vegetable can make all the difference in the world as to whether or not you'll like it. So if you're like me and don't love sweet potatoes, give these a try and maybe you'll change your mind. :)
Tasty Sweet Potato Fries
Recipe modified slightly from All Recipes
2 sweet potatoes
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste {we thought they were tasty with and without the salt and pepper so if you wanted a low-sodium treat, these would be yummy!}
3 Tbsp. light olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wash and scrub or peel your sweet potatoes as desired. Cut them into fry shapes. Rinse the fries in cold water and drain. Spread onto a baking sheet that has been spread with a bit of oil or sprayed with non-stick spray to keep your fries from sticking.
In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, ginger and brown sugar. Sprinkle it over the fries. Drizzle the olive olive oil over fries and sugar mixture.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tender {I cooked mine until they were a tad crispy - and I liked them that way. Now whether or not I did that on purpose is to forever remain a mystery}. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

1 comment:

Tierra said...

Excited to try this!! We love sweet potato fries!! TGI Fridays, not sure if you have one around there or not, has amazing ones!


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