Sunday, October 24, 2010

31 for 21: Recipe 9....Sweet Potatoe Fries

This recipe is a family favorite and we make it fairly often......especially now that we have home grown sweet potatoes.

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Sweet Potatoes, cut into fries (we use 4-6 large sweet potatoes)
Garlic, crushed (we use 1-2 heads of garlic)


1. Fill a pot with a couple inches of oil. You want enough oil in the pot so that the fries can boil-up and fry very easily, and not be stuck on the bottom of the pot. Set aside. Turn the oil on high when you are ready. It should only take a couple minutes for it to get hot enough.

2. Peel & crush the garlic cloves, or use already minced garlic.

3. Wash the sweet potatoes and then cut into medium fry sizes.

4. Once the oil is hot enough put a medium-large handful of sweet potatoes in the oil. When they are first put in, it'll look like the picture below, if the oil is hot enough. If it does not bubble up like this, then it is not hot enough. You can test the oil by putting the end of one potatoe piece in to see if it bubbles up much. Toss in a small amount (teaspoon or so) of the minced garlic & a pinch of parsley flakes with the sweet potatoes.

4. Once the sweet potatoes start to look light brown and the oil has calmed down a little, they will be done. Typically about 3-4 minutes. Take the crispy garlic out with the fries and sprinkle it on top of the fries. Add new garlic to each batch.

5. Once the fries are out, add some garlic salt (or regular salt) and sprinkle dried parsley over top.  They're ready to eat now!



Adelaide Dupont said...


I'll have to tell the family cook!

Neha said...

Thanks. It's so easy. Must try it this weekend!

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