Oh, boy! Sweet potatoes!

It is getting to be fall!  You know how I know?  I got sweet potatoes this week in my organic produce basket.  I feel like most people don't know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato.  If you care to find out you should visit this link.  All you really need to know is that you are most likely eating a sweet potato because yams are harder to come by.

There are so many ways to enjoy sweet potatoes!  You can bake 'em, boil 'em, mash 'em, and smash 'em.  They also do lovely as fries.  This simple recipe is quick, easy, and really tasty!

Sweet Potato Fries 
Serves 4


1 lb of sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon of crushed dried garlic
1 teaspoon of crushed dried onion
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.  Slice them into roughly 2-3 inch long wedges and don't make them too chunky or they will take a really long time to bake.  In a mixing bowl, toss the sweet potato wedges, garlic, onion, pepper, sea salt, and olive oil until the potatoes are well coated.  

Spread onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the fries are tender.  Give them a toss about half way though the baking time for even cooking.


Did you know that they make recycled aluminum foil?  Well they do, and if you're like me then you use foil frequently to improve cooking and cleanup.  Do mother earth a favor and used recycled materials if possible.

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