Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sweet potato oregano fries

Breakfast: Rice and beans with spinach

Lunch: A terribly delicious vegan Pad Thai followed by tofu chocolate cake from Fresh

Dinner: Mushroom burgers with sweet potato oregano fries

I feel like sweet potato fries are a fairly modern invention. There's just something about them that makes me a little excited every time, as if I've been initiated into some special club that knows where the good shit is. I can't believe I've never made them at home before. I definitely will be again!

You'll need:
(Feeds 2 as a large side)
1 large sweet potato
olive oil
black pepper

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius
Wash the sweet potatoes and chop, with the skin on, into whatever size fries you prefer
Put some olive oil, black pepper and quite a lot of oregano in a Ziplock bag
Add some of the fries into the bag, close it, and smush everything together so the fries become covered in the oil and the herbs
Repeat for all the fries, adding more oil and herbs where necessary
When all of your fries are covered (and your hands are amazingly still clean), put them all onto a baking tray
Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes, shaking and turning them every 10 minutes
The longer you leave them, the crispier they will be
When they've reached your desired crispiness, serve!

I absolutely love these. They're sweet but herby, and would be fantastic with miso gravy or a more savoury sauce to dip them into. Delicious!

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