Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sweet Potato Fries the Easy Way!

This weekend, I was feeling particularly cheap since every dime I make lately goes into my apartment payments. I was visiting my boyfriend in Boston, and normally we eat in one night and go out for dinner the next. This weekend, feeling bad that I was hesitant to split the bill and not wanting to let him pay for everything, I decided to make dinner in on Saturday night as well. We went to Trader Joe's for some food inspiration, and came out with one of my favorite foods of all time: sweet potato fries.

I'm pretty much a fanatic about sweet potato. I'll eat it in any preparation, but of course who doesn't love them as fries? The problem is, I'm very impatient and not particularly skilled at cutting up a sweet potato into fry-sized slices. Thus, whenever I try to make them at home, they always cook unevenly -- some of them burn and some aren't cooked enough.

Trader Joe's actually sells pre-sliced raw sweet potato so that all you have to do is bake them! Amazing idea! We cut the top off of the bag them came in, drizzled a teeny bit of olive oil into it and shook until the spears were lightly coated. Then we spread them out on a baking sheet and baked them for a half hour. Voila! Awesome sweet potato fries and SO easy to do! A bag that cost $2.69 was plenty for two people.

We had our sweet potato fries with onion and cilantro turkey burgers and grilled asparagus!


  1. yummmmm I LOVE sweet potatoe fries. In fact, I love those and turkey burgers, AND grilled asparagus. Wish I ate with you!

  2. Ah that sounds so good. Exciting news: Simon's has sweet potato fries now! When I had them last I think I wished they had been cooked more, so next time I'll zap them in the oven for a few extra minutes. Definitely not the best ever but it seems really hard to find sweet potato fries around these parts.

  3. I love sweet potato fries so much!! I usually buy Alexia from Sam's Club. They are the best frozen one's I've ever had, but I will definitely try Trader Joe's too!

  4. Ooh I didn't know that Simon's had sweet potato fries! They are my absolute weakness -- I always order them.

    Molly, you should definitely try them out! They aren't frozen since they are raw, so they come out really crispy and flavorful!