Tuesday, June 3, 2008


I adore sweet potatoes and that makes me angry because I never tasted one until I was almost 40. I just didn't think something orange would taste good. I love them baked and garnished with a mix of butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. I enjoy them mashed and topped with toasted pecans. I don't like those awful marshmallow creations that you see at Thanksgiving. But I may have found a new favorite last night: baked sweet potato fries. They are very simple to make.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into fry sticks
butter or olive-flavored cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a cooking sheet with cooking spray of choice. Place sweet potato fries in a single layer and spray with more of the cooking spray. Season generously with garlic powder and sea salt. Bake 25 minutes, flip over, and bake and additional 15 minutes. To crisp, place under the broiler for a few minutes; watch carefully so they don't burn.

They are wonderful with pork or chicken, hamburgers or hot dogs. I'd even eat them by themselves.

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