recipe of the week: sweet potato fries

Things are finally slowing down a little at the Shanks household.   It was 40 degrees on Sunday here and sunny, gorgeous for Canada! So, we bought a grill to celebrate Spring is finally arriving.  (Well we hope its arriving, they say we can still get large snowfalls in April.  Let's hope not.  Pictures below of the grill)  I had one sweet potato left and decided to try making sweet potato fries.  I love ordering these at the restaurant and have wondered how to make them.  Well, ladies and gentlemen... its super easy!  and delicious!   The recipe from instructables says one sweet potato serves 2-3 people but if you love sweet potato fries like me you might one to cut two instead of one.

{the goods}
one large sweet potato
coarse sea salt (I used regular salt)
freshly ground black pepper, chunky
good quality olive oil
a peeler (I left the peeling on)
a sharp chef's knife
a cutting board
a large baking sheet (I used the one with sides)

{let's begin}
Set the oven to 450 deg. Rinse potato but don't soak.  (If you soak the olive oil won't coat) Cut the potato.  Cut the tips/ends off.  Then slice "hot dog style" down the middle.  Then take each half and slice up "fry style".  Thickness is up to you.  If you like more of a wedge then don't cut so many.  Repeat with other half.

 

Put fries in bag or bowl.  Add 1/4 cup olive oil and generous amounts of salt and pepper.  (Salt and pepper to your taste)  The fries to should have a drizzle of oil NOT drenched.  (If they are drenched they will be soggy)  Shake the bag or stir in bowl.  Transfer to baking sheet and evenly space.  Place in oven for 15 minutes.  Then turn and bake for an additional 10 minutes.  ***Watch them that last 10 minutes.  If you like them lighter than take them out a minute or two before the timer.

***I also cut up one regular baking potato.  The combination between the two potatoes looked nice and tasted great together.



the husband cooking on our new grill

"hey, what do you have over there?!"

 "has anything dropped yet?"


hand pattied burgers, yum!

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sixteen sunbuckles: recipe of the week: sweet potato fries

Monday, March 12, 2012

recipe of the week: sweet potato fries

Things are finally slowing down a little at the Shanks household.   It was 40 degrees on Sunday here and sunny, gorgeous for Canada! So, we bought a grill to celebrate Spring is finally arriving.  (Well we hope its arriving, they say we can still get large snowfalls in April.  Let's hope not.  Pictures below of the grill)  I had one sweet potato left and decided to try making sweet potato fries.  I love ordering these at the restaurant and have wondered how to make them.  Well, ladies and gentlemen... its super easy!  and delicious!   The recipe from instructables says one sweet potato serves 2-3 people but if you love sweet potato fries like me you might one to cut two instead of one.

{the goods}
one large sweet potato
coarse sea salt (I used regular salt)
freshly ground black pepper, chunky
good quality olive oil
a peeler (I left the peeling on)
a sharp chef's knife
a cutting board
a large baking sheet (I used the one with sides)

{let's begin}
Set the oven to 450 deg. Rinse potato but don't soak.  (If you soak the olive oil won't coat) Cut the potato.  Cut the tips/ends off.  Then slice "hot dog style" down the middle.  Then take each half and slice up "fry style".  Thickness is up to you.  If you like more of a wedge then don't cut so many.  Repeat with other half.

 

Put fries in bag or bowl.  Add 1/4 cup olive oil and generous amounts of salt and pepper.  (Salt and pepper to your taste)  The fries to should have a drizzle of oil NOT drenched.  (If they are drenched they will be soggy)  Shake the bag or stir in bowl.  Transfer to baking sheet and evenly space.  Place in oven for 15 minutes.  Then turn and bake for an additional 10 minutes.  ***Watch them that last 10 minutes.  If you like them lighter than take them out a minute or two before the timer.

***I also cut up one regular baking potato.  The combination between the two potatoes looked nice and tasted great together.



the husband cooking on our new grill

"hey, what do you have over there?!"

 "has anything dropped yet?"


hand pattied burgers, yum!

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