Sweet Potato Fries (Serves 1-2)
I used to buy Sweet Potato Fries from the frozen food section of the grocery store. I baked them in my toaster oven and they tasted great. However, I finally read the label on the package and stopped buying them. I can’t remember now what made them objectionable, but stopped immediately after I saw it, even before I started my whole foods journey.
Nowadays I bake sweet potatoes in batches and keep them in my refrigerator for snacks and small meals. I was preparing some today and noticed that one sweet potato was almost square. It looked perfect for making “fries.” I saw Rachel Ray bake sweet potato fries on 30 Minute Meals. I cannot remember everything she did (and could not find her recipe on FoodNetwork.com when I looked), but she inspired what I did today.
Cut the ends off a whole sweet potato. Cut the potato in half lengthwise repeatedly until you have a pile of fries.
Cover the insides of a baking pan with aluminum foil.
Lay the sweet potato fries in the pan.
Drizzle the fries liberally with extra virgin olive oil.
Sprinkle the fries with salt, pepper and red chili powder to taste.
Bake 40-minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Transfer to a plate and eat!
Confession: I sprinkled the fries too liberally with red chili powder and shed tears while I ate them. They tasted so good, however, I ate them all anyway. I’m sorry I baked all the sweet potatoes I had in the house. Now I have to go to the store and get more.
Maybe I should call this recipe Baked Sweet Potato Logs? What do you think?