baking


Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Preheat oven to 350′

Cut sweet potatoes into thin french fries.
Each person will easily consume one full potato’s worth of these fries. Don’t be stingy.
It will look like a lot, but trust me.

Place in glass pan thingies or on cookie sheets.
Spread ’em out so they aren’t overlapping too much.

Throw on:
a glug of olive oil
4 crushed cloves of garlic per pan
lots of sea salt
coarse-grind pepper
.

(Fun fact! Loosen the little knobby thing on your pepper grinder to get a coarser grind!)

Mess it all up with a spoon til all fries are a little shiny with the oil.
Shake the pan to even it out a bit.
Put ’em in the oven for a bit.

Wait.

Toss ’em around, add a little more olive oil if they’re sticking.
Put ’em under the broiler til the smoke detector goes off just before the smoke detector goes off.
Curse at smoke detector.
Climb on chair & yank smoke detector off wall.
Throw smoke detector down stairs.

Stir em up and add more salt.
Yam Yam Yam.

The whole thing will take about 35 minutes from cutting to burning completion.

Last night I wanted brownies, so I googled the easiest recipe in the whole internet and started throwing sugar and butter into a bowl. I didn’t have cocoa powder (and neither did my corner store) so I used some semi-sweet chocolate squares I had kicking around. When the brownies had been in the oven for 5 minutes I realized I’d forgotten to add the baking powder. “Meh,” said I. “I’m sure they will turn out alright.” And you know what? They did. The lesson: brownies will never not be good.¬†

Speaking of simple dessert recipes, have you ever made these¬†cookies? Don’t forget to add the peanut butter, otherwise you will just be eating lots of sugar with an egg in it. It’s funny how you can take one thing away from something fantastic and make it horrible. Reminds me of my gorgeous blonde friend Siobhan who tried on that brown wig that one time. She went from bombshell to homely white trash in two seconds. We would have been impressed, had we not been so horrified.