Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sweet Potato Fries

I made these a long time ago but have been recently craving them so we've had these fries twice in the past week or two! Super easy!

2-3 sweet potatoes
olive oil
garlic powder
season salt (opt.)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Peel potatoes. Cut into fries (about 2" long and 1/4-1/2 " wide) (not like potato wedges, they get too mushy when they're too big). This is a time-consuming process so plan ahead. Sweet potatoes are also very hard to cut so be careful! My dad said he heard that you can bake the potatoes for a few minutes to soften them up and then cut them. I've never done this so if anyone tries it, let me know how it turns out!

Put potatoes in ziploc bag or a bowl and drizzle with olive oil until they're "glistening". Shake/move around to coat well. Add seasoning/spices.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Line fries on sheet as evenly as possible.

Bake for 15 minutes, then flip as many as you can with a spatula :) Bake for another 15-20 minutes.

I like to broil mine for a minute or two. Keep a close eye on them though because they burn very easily!!

*Don't be afraid if some potatoes come out black or very dark. Because of the sugar in sweet potatoes, they're going to burn a little bit easier. I kind of like burnt stuff so it doesn't bother me :)

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

I can't remember where I got this recipe from and I know I've posted it on our blog before but it's one of our favorites!


1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1 red bell pepper
1 red onion
feta cheese crumbles (I like the Athenos Garlic and Herb brand)
teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 T. light mayo
olive oil
focaccia bread

Slice squash and zucchini length-wise. Slice onion into rings. Slice bell pepper into strips.
Brush all vegetables with olive oil. Place on hot grill and grill until tender.
In a small bowl mix garlic, lemon juice, and mayonaise.
Cut bread into quarters and slice, brush with olive oil then grill for 20-30 seconds on each side. Spread mayo mixture (if too runny, add a little bit more mayo) on bread, add some feta cheese crumbles onto the bread (to help the crumbles stay on, you can put the cheese on the bread while it's grilling to help it melt some) then top with veggies!