Friday, October 27, 2006

Sweet Potato Fries

So, we'd gotten sweet potato fries at Grasshopper, and again (twice) at Pearl. Ei-Nyung seemed to really like 'em, and at one point, had bought sweet potatoes. I happened to get home relatively early one night, and figured I could try to make sweet potato fries.

Basically, the recipe was pretty simple. Boil the potatoes for about ten minutes, then take 'em out and let them cool. Cut 'em into fries. Simple, but a little difficult because the exterior of the potato is now realtively soft, while the interior's still pretty dang hard. I don't really know *why* I was supposed to boil the potato, so it's probably worth trying this once without bothering to do the boiling step. I suppose if I had been intent on peeling the potatoes, this would have made the process easier, but I wasn't, so whatever.

Then, fry the potatoes in 300 degree oil for 5-7 minutes, until they become just wilted & soft. Take them out, and drain them on a rack for about 10 minutes. For me, I had about four or five batches to do, so I was able to just keep frying, and by the time I was done with the last, the first was ready to go.

The next step is to fry the potatoes AGAIN, except this time at 350 degrees, until they're golden brown. Then place again on a draining rack, salt, and eat. Deliciousness.


Blogger Angry Chad said...

I find your lack of pics disturbing.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Seppo said...

Yeah, we didn't take pics. You know what they looked like? Orange fries. I'm sure you can use your imagination.

I'll take pics next time. :D

1:55 PM  

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