Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sweet Potato Fries: A New Love

Sweet Potatoes were on sale last week, so I bought one mammoth one and one probably-regular-sized-one-but-looked-like-a-pygmy-version-next-to-the-mammoth-one.

Then they sat on my counter for a few days.

Then I remembered that they should be in a cool, dark place. So I moved them to a cool, dark place

Definition of a "cool, dark place": Somewhere out of line of sight.

So I forgot about them for a few more days.

But that's ok. Because I am now convinved that the reason I forgot about them was so that I'd have time to remember that I wanted to try Kalyn's recipe for baked sweet potato fries.

And then I realized that I didn't have the right spices. So I had to make up my own. My brain finally kicked in, and I actually wrote down what I used people.

That's right people, I'm genius. I wrote down a recipe. I should get a PhD or something.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp coriander seeds
1 Tbsp whole cumin
1 Tbsp mustard seeds
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp Kosher salt, plus more to taste

In a spice grinder, combine coriander, cumin, mustard, and celery salt and grind until...ground. Stir in 1 tsp kosher salt. Divide in half.
Toss potato wedges with olive oil until coated. Sprinkle 1/4 of spice blend over vegetables and toss. Sprinkle another 1/4 of the spice blend over it and toss some more. Tossing is fun.
Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray (I used the olive oil flavored kind). Spread wedges on sheet, and bake for 35-45 minutes, turning every 10-15 minutes or so.
Sprinkle fries with kosher salt to taste. Feel free to sprinkle the remaining spice blend on them, too - or save for more fries later.
Notes: I know that the pre-ground spices would work just as well, I just don't have a clue how to translate the whole stuff into ground terms. These were so good, though - as in, can't-stop-eating-them good, that I hope - nay, I beg - you to try them.


Kalyn said...

I think your combinations sounds great too. Thanks for the mention.

Sara said...

Oh my gosh, what is better than sweet potato fries???? Not much. We made some naughty deep fried ones a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't posted about them yet.

kate said...

i love those buggers, too. all i need is a little cinnamon. mmmm!

Robin said...

Yum! I love Sweet potato fries!