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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Crispy Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries

I put the husband in charge of getting a few groceries yesterday as the kids and I ate at Dairy Queen, and after our trip to U.S. Cellular.  More on that to come...

He is of the belief to get ONLY what we eat.  Or what the kids eat a lot of - eggs, cottage cheese, fresh fruit, meat, cheese, yogurt, etc.  That is all fine and dandy, but for a gal who has a food blog, I sometimes need more.

He would not understand if I told him to get buffalo mozzarella, panko breadcrumbs, fresh basil or god-forbid puff pastry.

With all of that said, he did get sweet potatoes.  A whole bag of them.  Expect a lot of sweet potato dishes to come.  We love them and the kids, especially the little miss, can eat a whole one just steamed, with a dash of cinnamon.

But, since we were also grilling chicken last night, I took out the big guns and made these fries, which were absolutely delicious.  If you are hesitant about sweet potatoes or claim you don't like them, try them this way.  You may just convert.

Crispy Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries
1 large sweet potato
1/4 c. olive oil
1 t. paprika
1 t. pepper
1 t. sea salt
1 T. fresh parsley
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese

Wash the sweet potato and dice into thick cut, steak fries.  Place in a bowl and pour in olive oil, toss to coat.  Sprinkle in seasonings (paprika, pepper and salt), tossing again to coat.  Place on a large baking sheet, making sure they do not touch (otherwise they will steam cook, instead of getting crispy).

Fire up your outdoor grill and place the baking sheet directly on a medium-high heat grill.  Heat should be set around 300-400 degrees.  Cook 15 minutes.  Flip all potatoes over to start crisping the other side.  Grill an additional 15 minutes, or until tender and crispy.

Place in a bowl and while hot sprinkle on Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.  Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

We've got leftovers of these for tonight's dinner and I'm stoaked.

So back to the U.S. Cellular story.  I went in thinking I'd come home with a new phone, but I didn't.  The prices are crazy, even though we both qualify for new phones for just one cent.  The problem is getting new phones with a data plan (internet).  That is a whooping $25 extra per month, per phone!  I personally think if you are on a family plan (like us) we shouldn't have to pay an extra $50 a month for internet on our phones.  Geesh.

That makes our monthly bill SO much higher.  Am I still the only one out there without a smartphone or internet on my phone?  I feel like everyone is in 2012, but I'm still stuck in 1993.

Anyway, enough of my soapbox, enjoy these fries.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Did you look into the belief plans through US Cellular? We just got phones with internet in March and our bill only went up by $30 because we got the belief plan for $130 a month for two people on the line. It is definitely worth it for us!

  2. Jessica_AKitchenAddictionJune 26, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    I love sweet potato fries! The addition of parmesan cheese sounds great!

  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)June 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    I don't have a smart phone or internet on my phone. I have had my LG Rumour for about 5 years :-)

  4. I'm with you - I am on a family plan w/my Mom and it is simply too much $$ to add the data plan. So no internet or even a text plan for me . . . sigh

  5. I have the U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy II - I absolutely love it - but yes, it's expensive. Right now I have three phones that are all unlimited text/talk/data and I pay $190 a month for all three. Although my daughter pays me back $60 a month for her phone. You know who has really good sweet potato fries? Fridays! Biz

  6. My husband really wants the Samsung Galaxy - I'll have to tell him you really like it!