We used two kinds of potatoes this time, a garnet yam and a Japanese yam or sweet potato (I forget which). While buying these at the Brattleboro Food Coop, at least two other sets of customers got involved in our cash register discussion about what's the difference between a sweet potato and a yam. Verdict: nobody is sure.
|To slice, cut sweet potatoes on an angle into 1/2 inch slices. (No need to peel.)|
Then, slice those pieces into 1/2 inch strips to create fries.
|Place in a 425˚ oven to bake for about 20 minutes, maybe less.|
Check frequently for softness and turn if desired.
|Finished fries may have browned slightly--that's OK!|
|Give to children who are waiting patiently for dinner.|
Or scarf em yourself. (I did fill in the rest of these tray sections with food.)
Thanks to Traci up north for the inspiration... our hostess and mom extraordinare who whipped these up during a weekend visit earlier this month. We've made sweet potato fries twice since then.
OK, so what is the diff between sweet potatoes & yams?