Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Little Bit of {Sweet Potato Fries}

We had some sweet potatoes last week. I've often had them in recipes, like soups and Chicken Milani, and anything like that which calls for potatoes--you can generally substitute these in.

But I've also had Yam Fries at restaurants and LOVE them, so I though I would give these sweet potatoes a try at fries.

At first I tried a mixture between these two recipes (Recipe One and Recipe Two). I say mixture because I liked the nutmeg aspect, but didn't use the egg white, but did the oil instead. They were great--a lot like Oven Baked Fries or Jo-Jo's.

Then later on in the week (or was it the weekend?), I was blog-hopping and found a recipe for Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries. The idea of sweet and spicy was very intriguing, so I gave this recipe a try too.

I sliced up all my tators to look like fries. . .and topped them with the spices. With this recipe, you could probably make it so much easier by just using Cajun seasoning (like from Epicure or Costco, etc). Or you could make the seasoning topping suggested in this recipe, and just store it in a sealed container until you need to use it. The seasonings would taste good on most kinds of meat as well.
Laid them out on the oil-greased baking tray. . .
One change I made from the recipe is to cook/bake them shorter. . .only a half hour to 45 minutes, flipped them around, and then broiled them on low until they looked crispy.

And then. . .served them! We are them with Pizza Buns one day. . .
And here they are with a more healthy choice of a sandwich/bun. . .
3 out of 4 of us liked them. E thought I should just make the regular potato ones. He likes routines. He likes predictable meals. His opinion really shouldn't count because he ate them anyway! :)
Also, for those of you who do OAMC, this link shows how to freeze them. I did it. . but haven't used them in a meal yet. They are sitting happily in my freezer at the moment, so I can't tell you how it will work out.


Tara V said...

hmm, I'm backwards, I call the orange ones sweet potatoe and the white ones yams! either way, they all taste good!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum! Those fries look great! Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.