Friday, March 27, 2009

Sweet Potato & Zucchini Fries


I love the taste of homemade sweet potato fries, however, I don't make them very often. You see, I live with the world's pickiest eaters ever! They don't like to try new things, they don't care for vegetables, and one will hardly touch a piece of meat, so they all make meal planning a pure pain in the rear.

So, when I make sweet potato fries I always throw in some plain ol' white potatoes to please everyone else and here is how I make them!


Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potatoes
white potatoes
olive oil
parsley
McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning
(You can use any of your favorite spices in place of this.)

Wash the potatoes.
Peel if you wish.
Slice into french fry sticks or wedges
Place in large bowl and drizzle olive oil over them.
Toss them around good so that they all get covered in oil.
Place on a greased baking sheet.
Sprinkle seasoning over top of them.
Bake in oven at 425.
Bake 15 minutes and then flip them over.
Bake another 15-30 minutes.
Check on them every so often so that you don't burn them.
The cooking time varies depending on the amount that I am making.

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I have fooled my kids before with the zucchini fries. I placed them on the table along with the potato fries and they ate them and liked them.

Zucchini Fries

zucchini
Italian bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese
oregano
basil
salt
pepper
2 egg whites

I usually just toss the ingredients into a bowl so I don't have the measurements to share. Sorry!
Wash & peel zucchini.
Cut into french fry sticks & set aside.
Mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan and the spices together and set aside.
In another bowl,beat the egg whites till frothy.
Dip zucchini sticks in the egg white and then roll in crumbs.
Place on well greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 450 degrees for 7 minutes or till crunchy.



4 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Those recipes sure sound good. I know my family would refuse to even try them, but that doesn't mean I can't make them for myself!!!

Carmen said...

I LOVE both sweet tater AND zucchini fries...I'll be right over, LOL!!!

Stacey said...

Yummy! They sound so good, however, my hubby is not big on a lot of vegetables. The good thing though is that he will eat and at least try what I fix. :) Hmmm ~ will have to try these soon. :)

Thanks for hanging in there with me. I really appreciate it. :) It is great to hear from you.

Hugs and blessings,
Stacey

gtyyup said...

Yuuuummmmmm!!! I can't wait for my fresh zucchini this summer...but I may have to just go to the store to try this one!