Monday, January 21, 2013

Purple Sweet Potato Fries

A few of my purple sweet potatoes were not as marketable as the others - so I decided to use them for dinner. Ever had purple sweet potato fries?


Mixing light oil with washed hands to make fries.


Purple Sweet Potato Fries fresh out of the oven.

They were pretty easy to cut up and cook. I would have to say that the purple sweet potatoes are not usually as sweet as their orange cousins but I sure felt healthy after eating them.


Ready to Serve.


Orange and Purple Sweet Potato Fries make for a colorful dinner

As the photos show, my children enjoyed eating the sweet potatoes too. There is something to say about growing vegetables your children will eat. For some reason cooking home-grown vegetables for my family gives me much more satisfaction than preparing and cooking store-bought produce.


You mean eating my veggies can be fun?



Yum!


7 comments:

  1. One of my favorite things is Sweet Potato Fries...love the look of the purple ones

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    1. Thanks Donna!
      I always enjoy your responses.

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  2. You could make crisps too if you shaved them with a potato peeler.

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    1. Thanks for the idea, B-a-g! I actually did price mandoline slicers last fall when I had almost 400 pounds of squash.

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  3. How fun! My kids love regular sweet potato fries. I'll bet they would enjoy purple ones too!

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  4. Kids are more adventurous than us old timers. Just the fact that they are PURPLE french fries guarantees they wouldn't get past my teeth. I saw an interesting (much safer) version of a mandoline on that nomorerack.com and the price was right.

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    1. Ha - I'm sure you would enjoy the taste, though. I'll look into that mandoline - thanks for the suggestion.

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