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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

my sweet potato sticks are about to be famous

I just found out that these delicious and darling sweet potato sticks are about to be included in a cookbook by Beth Sheresh on cooking for children. Did I mention not only how tasty they are, but low in fat and loaded with the kind of vitamins and fiber you dream of? You can read more here.
I usually make these in a toaster oven, just enough for two, but if you want to make a larger amount, just set your oven to 350F and wing the directions.
Sweet Potato Sticks
Peel a large sweet potato and cut into thick slices.
Cut the slices into large matchsticks.
Drizzle olive oil on a toaster oven tray and add sweet potato sticks, turning them until they're completely coated with olive oil.
Cook at 350F for about 20 minutes, or until sticks are softening.
Switch to the broil setting and broil until the sticks show some browning.
Remove, sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper, and finely minced fresh dill.
These are beautiful with roasts, hamburgers, fish, or chicken. Just add a green salad and you're good to go . And for kids, this is a perfect "fast food" treat. Just don't tell them it's good for them!


kitchenmage said...

Thanks for the publicity - not to mention the loan of the recipe. They are very tasty 'fries' and so much healthier than deep-fried russets!

btw, I snagged the photo, waved a magic wand over it and it will work perfectly. I'll send you the virtual paperwork in email.

katrina said...

I'm delighted the photo magic worked, KM and really look forward to reading the whole cookbook - and, of course, trying out the recipes with my Izzie.

Barb said...

Hi Katrina ~

Congratulations on your 'famous sweet potato sticks'. This is very exciting for you and Beth. Do you know when the book will be published?

These look so good! Gotta try these too!

kitchenmage said...


It goes to print in late September so look for it in late October - just in time for holiday gifting! Katrina will know as soon as it is out, or you can pre-order on Amazon.

Diana said...

I do this with my kids too.
These are so good. Sometimes i serve them with salt and vinegar, sometimes with brown gravy, and sometimes just plain - LOL

Organically Yours,

katrina said...

Sounds good, Diana! I love them just plain, myself. Love, love, love sweet potatoes!