In my new challenge to buy a new kind of produce each trip to the grocery store, I picked up sweet potatoes this week. I see so many people who eat sweet potato fries, I knew that’s what I had to try with one of them, which is exactly what I did tonight!
I cut my sweet potato into little fry-size strips.
Then, mixed some EVOO, some salt and pepper, a little cayenne pepper, and just a hint of garlic with the strips in a Ziploc bag. I really didn’t know what to season them with, but this was a good combination.
The crucial step is next. Crack open a beer.
Okay, okay, this is not in any way crucial to the fries. But, it tastes fantastic on a hot summer day!
I baked mine in the toaster oven at 425 for 20ish minutes. Next time, I’d do a lower temperature and a longer time. They started to blacken, but were still a bit soft.
Then, enjoy! I ate mine along with a Morningstar burger, topped with some CoJack cheese, arugula, onion, and tomato. Nom nom.
The rest of the day was quite hectic, starting with getting to the office at 6:30 to get coffee and everything ready for a 7 am meeting. Not fun! I really can’t complain because the meeting was with physicians, so most of them had already been to the hospital and rounded on their patients before I even got to the building. I am far from a morning person, so that’s reason 6854 why I am not a doctor!
Breakfast was a bagel at the meeting, and lunch was homemade guacamole, tortilla chips, and grapes. There were a couple chocolate chip cookies mid-afternoon.
Now, I’m trying to get up the motivation to head to the Y which is seriously lacking. An early, early morning topped with the hottest heat index all summer (heat = yes, humid = boo!) leaves me highly exhausted. They don’t close until 10, so I might still get a late night workout in.
I still have one sweet potato left; any other ideas for what to do with it?