Out of all these variations, one of my favorite ways to prepare sweet potatoes happens to be one of the simplest: sliced and roasted.
As the days start to darker and the weather cooler, these sweet potato fries are a quick remedy. Simple and quick to make, these warm and healthy fries are the quintessential comfort food, a sizzling side, and an awesome appetizer.
Last week, I got home around 10:00 p.m. after playing poker with some friends. I trudged in from the cold, my pockets slightly lighter after the cards refused to play my way. The refrigerator was no more accommodating; the single, incandescent light falling on nothing but a packet of pita bread and two-day old brown rice.
But then I saw a sweet potato nestled in the corner of my counter. And with the other three ingredients always within arms’ reach, within no time, I was lying in bed, munching on sweet potato fries, and enjoying the intrigue of Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort.
Simple Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes
YIELD: Serves 4
WHAT TO GRAB:
2 large sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
HOW YOU DO IT:
1. Peel the skin from the sweet potatoes, and cut them in half, lengthwise. Lay each half flat, and then cut the sweet potatoes into wedges, about 1/4-inch thick. If the wedges are too wide, cut them in half (they should only be about a 1/2-inch wide. The length is unimportant.
2. In a large bowl, combine the wedges with the oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well, until the wedges are well coated. Lightly grease a baking sheet, and roast the wedges at 420 degrees for thirty minutes, turning the wedges over after 15 minutes. Enjoy warm!