Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato fries

I made these with shoalmate Zombea Arthur, recovering from concussion in her twilight kitchen, and had to leave before they came out of the oven. So I had to make another batch to eat myself, before it gets too warm to turn on the oven until fall again.

a sweet potato
olive oil
salt
pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Scrub the sweet potato, slice it lengthwise into quarter-inch planks and then lengthwise again into quarter-inch sticks. If that seems unwieldly, you can first halve it crosswise and then cut the halves lengthwise into shorter planks and sticks.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toss the sticks on the sheet with just enough oil to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and arrange the sticks in a nicely spaced single layer. Bake for twenty minutes.

ETA: I'm a salt and pepper gal, but Loco Chanel recommends fancying these up with "coconut oil instead of olive, add cinnamon, add cayenne pepper (just a wee bit). Gives 'em personality..."

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