Monday, November 7, 2011
Sweet Potato Fries
Big trouble is on the horizon because I've discovered I can easily make my own sweet potato fries. I already love sweet potatoes, but some time ago I had sweet potato fries at a restaurant and I was hooked.
Then the other day I decided to try cooking my own. Normally I don't eat any fried foods at all. But to fry the potatoes I used olive oil because it's good for me. Ha. How's that for a rationalization for some fried food. I got the oil good and hot and dropped in the sliced sweet potatoes.
When they were slightly brown, I carefully removed the pan from the heat to an adjacent burner and scooped them out to drain on a paper towel. I sprinkled them with a little sea salt and some fresh ground pepper.
Please note there's a smoke or flash point for most oils so don't leave oil unattended. To put out a grease fire cover the fire with a lid or use baking soda, never use water. Since I don't have an oil thermometer, to be safe, I turned down the oil to just below high heat while I was cooking the sweet potatoes. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.