(For the record, I like to imagine a lot of things. Like one day finally getting to see Radiohead in concert. Like actually getting all of my work done when I need it done. Like having the power to turn invisible at will and wreaking havoc upon my enemies. Like Mysterygirl! and Brooksie, sitting in a tree.)
The shopping list is pretty easy for this one, kiddos.
- 2 medium to large sweet potatoes (depending on how hungry you are.)
- Olive oil (staple alert!)
- Salt, pepper, and assorted herbs and spices.
Now throw 'em all in a bowl, douse with a healthy glug or two of olive oil, and dump in your seasonings (last night I used fresh parsley and *GASP!* dried thyme, but you could use cumin, chili powder, tarragon, savory, rosemary . . . pretty much whatever apparently).
Get your hands in there and mix everything about until well and evenly coated. I suppose you could use tongs or a big spoon or something, but that would be BORING. Then lay all of your furture fries on a baking sheet, making sure not to overcrowd the pan lest they steam instead of crisp, and pop them in the oven.
After 20 minutes, give them a flip and then bake for another 15-20 minutes, until they're as brown and delicious as you like. (We like them on the blackened and caramelized side, but then again, we were never afraid of a little char.)
Once that's done you can either eat them as is, or scoop them all up in a little pile and douse them with honey. Or maybe try one of Shari's dipping sauces. Or WHATEVER JUST EAT THEM ALREADY THEY'RE DELICIOUS.