Kaukab loves sweet potatoes. She bakes them and dresses them like their Idaho cousins. Distant cousins, most likely.
Well, never abiding by Kaukab’s methods, I took to making sweet potato fries. Except, they weren’t fried. I roasted them, instead.
Here’s all I did:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
I peeled 5 or 6 large potatoes and cut into thick “fries.”
Then, place on baking sheet. Drizzle, heavily, with olive oil, sea salt, and 3 or so pinches of cumin. Mix to coat, using your hands. Spread out on pan. Place in oven for about 45 minutes.
These end up tasting sweet and full of roasted flavor. I think the cumin adds an interesting flavor note to the “fries.” And…it’s with that that I would sacrifice Kaukab’s blessing. According to Kaukab, “No,we dond use cumin. Only the Palestinians do dat!” So much for diplomacy, Hillary C.