My kids and I just ate 6 sweet potatoes all to ourselves for lunch. Actually, we devoured them. Many thanks to my friend, Claire, who taught me how to make sweet potato fries and now we indulge in them almost once a week!
The secret is to find nice, small, orange sweet potatoes. Small. Orange. Remember those key words.
Then you take them home and savor the thought that at any point you could have sweet potato fries because your (small, orange) little beauties are waiting for your cravings in the pantry. When you can stand it any more, make them into…
My favorite part is the corners and edges and smaller fries that get almost burnt. They taste like candy and stick in my teeth. I am selfish and mean and eat the crusty, caramelized tips off the fries before I share them with my baby girl. It’s true, and I’m sorry. But she doesn’t know what she’s missing.
When you find small, orange, sweet potatoes, and fry them in this manner, you don’t need to add any other flavorings, don’t have to treat them any special way. They are pure, simple goodness. Your kids will LOVE them. Your husband may be pleasantly surprised. And you will eat the most sweet potatoes you ever had in once sitting.
I do it all the time.