Sweet Potato Fries

#39: Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.

One of my favorite Food Rules in Michael Pollan’s compilation.

A few years ago, we explored this rule with a pizza-making party and reported the details in Apples to Apples, Pizza to Pollan. Now, we are taking the rule to a new level:

Eat all the sweet potato fries you want as long as you grow the sweet potato yourself. 

The recipe is simple:

Harvest a few sweet potatoes.Wash them. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Slice and chop the potato into fairly equal fry-like pieces. Toss them in a bowl with the following mixture:

1/4 cup of olive oil + 1 tablespoon of sugar + 1 tablespoon of salt + 1 teaspoon of paprika (or chipotle powder or any spice you like)

Then lay them out on a baking sheet with some space in between piece to ensure they get crispy rather than soggy. Bake ’em for 15 minutes, flip ’em, and then bake ’em for another 15 and viola! Deliciousness.

The only question that remains is: How many sweet potato fries do you think could be made from the 12 inch, 7-pounder my parents just harvested?!

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