Tuesday, March 18, 2008

sweet potato fries

with so many people watching their carb intake, these gems are perfect. they're a sunset on a plate. try these and don't feel guilty munching...

Sweet potato fries
serves 2
prep time:5 min
bake time: 40 min
  • wash and chop 2 large sweet potatoes into thick slices or wedges
  • add a glug of good olive oil
  • sprinkle with salt, crushed szechuan peppercorns, rosemary, thyme and oregano
  • bake at 400 deg for 30 -40 min

Notes: optional seasonings could include crushed garlic, cayenne pepper and Old Bay seasoning (love this stuff!). or - go with a sweeter route and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon and brown sugar and dip in pumpkin dip- yummmm!

Listening to: the Sabri Brothers album, Ya Mustafa (1996), track 'Tajdar-E-Haram'. i confess to a deep deep love of qawaali music. and it doesn't hurt that the Sabri Brother's family has been making music since the moghul times.


Sheetal said...

hey thanks :) So you like qawaali huh? Liked "Khwaja" from Jodhaa-Akbar?

Uma said...

the fries look so good! lovely photo.

bee said...

try adding a dash of lime at the end. we love these.

ts said...

These are pretty nice....I think my kids would like it with some salsa...will try it!

The Spice Who loved Me.

Sagari said...

nice pic and healthy and yummy baked fries

Alpa said...

Sheetal - yes, i luv qawaali

Uma - thank you!

Bee - as soon as i read your comment, i was reminded of one of the sous chefs at chez panisse who does that. i am def going to try it! thanks for stopping by.

Trupti - ya, you should say it's a treat & then give them healthy stuff... (like my mom used to do to get us to eat veggies) lol! a little deceitful :) I never thought of dipping it in salsa!

Sagari - yes, they are healthy and full of fiber & beta carotene. Thanks for visiting!

Prixie said...

i have my unhealthy moments where I slice it thinly with one of the sides of the grater, then I deep fry it without any falvouring. it's actually very nice when just friend!

srikar's kitchen said...

new dish. great pics.looks nice also.

Alpa said...

Prixie - that sounds good, almost like a potato pancake or fritter.

Srikar - Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!