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Truffle Sweet Potato Fries

Posted Feb 27 2012 1:59pm

In our efforts to eat more variety, Solomon and I are also experimenting with new side dishes as well as our main dishes.  We always love roasting vegetables but sometimes it gets a little boring (side note…we don’t really eat a lot of grains with meals.  That’s OK, right?).  Anyway, we knew we wanted sweet potato fries last night with dinner because, well, they’re awesome.  We just knew we wanted to make them a little more fun.  I thought about what was in my pantry and immediately though about my truffle oil.  I figured it was delicious on regular potato fries, so why not try it on sweets?

Turned out to be a good decision.

First, I had Solomon cut up 3 sweet potatoes (we had guests last night) into wedges.  We are trying to cook more together, and I want him to work on cutting things a bit more since I think it’s such an important part of being in the kitchen.

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We tossed the wedges with about 2 tbsp. olive oil and salt and pepper, then spread them out on a cookie sheet.  We cooked them for 20 minutes on one side, flipped them over and cooked them 20 minutes more. 

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After the potatoes were cooked, we put them into the serving bowl and drizzle truffle oil (maybe 1/2 tsp?  A little goes a loooong way) and gave it all a toss.

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Perfection.  Such a little way to kick up such a simple side dish.  It made all the difference!  I truthfully don’t see any point in eating sweet potato fries any other way from now on!  So yum!  The only thing I would do is add even more truffle oil next time.  Honestly, I just love the stuff.  We are having pizza tonight and I can’t wait to drizzle some on top (have you tried it yet?  AMAZING).

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I love finding simple ways to jazz up simple side dishes.  It’s amazing what 1 simple change can do!

Quick question for all of you…any tips on getting my sweet potato fries (or any fries) to be more crispy?  They come out a little softer than I would like…TWSS)


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