Thursday, November 09, 2006

Sweet potato fries

Oddly enough I cook far more complicated dinners on "school nights" than I do on weekend evenings. Maybe it's a bad habit I developed in graduate school for procrastination? This month of November I do not happen to work on any Fridays (it's a happy side effect of working for the government) so I have become rather relaxed on Thursday nights. To accompany an otherwise lazy dinner:

I sliced 2 sweet potatoes in half crosswise, then lengthwise. Cut each quartered sweet potato into matchstick fries. Tossed in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon tumeric, 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons vindaloo. Roasted at 400 degrees, tossing frequently, until crispy and browned like proper fries, salted, and removed from oven. Delicious with lime wedges alongside.

Enjoy this with Red Stripe beer and Hedwig & The Angry Inch. That's what I did, anyway.


Byron said...

Mmmm...that sounds delicious. Sweet potatoes are one of the greatest foods ever.

Anonymous said...

a friend of mine has seen hedwig about 150 times - should i worry?