How Sweet Is Your Potato?

25 Sep

We're So Sweet!

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.

We're Not Kaukab's Type

Here’s all I did:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

I peeled 5 or 6 large potatoes and cut into thick “fries.” 

Sweet Potato Sticks

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.

Ready to be Oiled and Roasted

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.

6 Responses to “How Sweet Is Your Potato?”

  1. Karen 09/27/2010 at 9:32 pm #

    I love sweet potato fries…I bet the cumin does add a nice flavor. Something to remember.

    • mymotherstable 09/28/2010 at 2:34 am #

      Thanks, for commenting. Yeah, violin girl made the remark,the other day, “You sure use a lot of cumin in your cooking.” As if to say, “What’s up with the cumin?”

      Hey, can’t Kaukab’s daughter dig cumin? I feel like she’s spying on me on behalf of Kaukab. It’s beginning to feel a bit creepy.

      Kaukab’s daughter

  2. Expressmom 09/28/2010 at 3:25 am #

    Have you ever tried to use a spiralizer to make these? They will come out softer. (I prefer soft to crunchy everything!)

    • mymotherstable 09/29/2010 at 3:53 am #

      Is that the nifty gadget-thingy that makes them into one large spiral potato/apple? That would be something to try.

      These fries ended being softer than traditional fries. Not sure if it’s because their texture is different to start with?

      Thanks for letting me know about the “spiralizer!”
      Kaukab didn’t believe in using gadgets she couldn’t pronounce.:/

      We’re different, that way.
      Kaukab’s daughter

      • Expressmom 09/29/2010 at 1:21 pm #

        The spiralizer has different settings. It can do one longish spiral or it can work more like a mandolin.
        My favorite setting is one that I turn zucchini into spaghetti like strips. It is the only way my son will eat zucchini.
        I’ll send a photo & a recipe the next time I make it.

      • mymotherstable 09/29/2010 at 4:24 pm #

        Oh, this sounds real good! I like the idea of a mandolin–something I’ve wanted–and a means for making “spaghetti” out of veggies. Yes, please send me pics and recipes and I’ll post them.

        Kaukab’s daughter

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