Monday, April 1, 2024

Sweet Potato Home Fries


First question: Do you like potatoes as much as I do? 
Second question: Do you like sweet potatoes even more?
I have to say, when it comes to potatoes, I've never met one I didn't like. Any kind, any color, I love 'em all. But if I had to choose between a regular white potato and a sweet potato, I'd most likely choose the sweet potato every time. Mmmmm... especially if they're mashed or fried up in a pan, as with this recipe. 
  I'm not even sure where I got this recipe, but it's one of my faves. I realized a few years ago that I tend to enjoy a sweet potato more when it's not completely covered with all the sugary bells and whistles. Don't get me wrong.. Yes, I LOVE the candied ones with butter and brown sugar (and just a touch of orange marmalade), but more often than not, I find myself preparing sweet potatoes as one would prepare a regular white potato. A rich and cheesy gratin would be amazing. Or a nice twice baked sweet potato topped with sour cream and chives... HEAVEN! I just think you can taste the actual potato a lot more. 
 This recipe falls right into that idea. No brown sugar, and for heaven's sake NO MARSHMALLOWS!
Just some roasted sweet potatoes, fried up with some savory aromatics and fresh herbs. Simple and easy! Serve it for breakfast with your perfectly fried eggs, or pile 'em high on top of a big ol' steak just off the grill. I think you just might be surprised at how much you won't miss all that sugar! Enjoy!