Wednesday, September 22, 2010

See You Later Sweet Potater...


As a child I never liked sweet potatoes... The idea of that traditional southern dish of pureed potatoes with coconut, pecans, and marshmallows served every Thanksgiving just somehow seemed wrong to me. I mean I loved marshmallows as much as any kid... but marshmallows on a vegetable... I just couldn't wrap my head around it. But then one day I tried sweet potato fries at a BBQ restaurant in Gruene, Texas. From that moment on I was hooked. The first time I made my own I just bought the pre-made fries from the freezer section at the grocery store. It was a big disappointment and it was a while before I tried them again. Since then I have been making my own steak-cut fries and sauteing them in oil with onion, salt, and pepper. I like cooking them until the onions and potatoes both have a nice brown color... caramelizing them brings out the sweet flavor. mmmmm

5 comments:

  1. I bake sweet potato fries in the oven with sea salt. Very simple, but I love them! I will have to try your way sometime. Sounds really good!

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  2. we've been doing a lot of that as well. great minds think alike. -Richard

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  3. I've always been scared to try sweet potatoes because of that noxious mess they serve at Thanksgiving. I may have to just jump in. I can't resist a good fry.

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  4. Mmmm, I love sweet potato fries! I'll have to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. These are my favorite! I don't even mind the store bought ones I like them so much! My favorite is to eat them with baked beans. Such a great combo!

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