OH MY. If you've not found Superbowl 'endzone appetizers' yet, grab some sweet potatoes and turn on the oven. These disappear in minutes and taste great with a beer. There's just enough spice, just enough sweet (from the sweet potatoes, my favorite variety, Red Garnet) and just enough oven time that they almost melt.
NUTRITION NOTES Not that sweet potato fries are, ahem, diet food, especially dipped in a dusky horseradish sauce, but I was able to really limit the fat. By melting the bacon grease, then using my hands to distribute it among the pieces of sweet potato -- it just went further and thus the recipe maintains my standard fat:vegetable ration, 1T:1lb.
PARMESAN SWEET POTATO FRIES with HORSERADISH SAUCE
Time to table: 1 hour
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into wedges
1 tablespoon bacon grease, melted (or butter or olive oil)
1 teaspoon chili powder
Grated Parmesan, about 1 1/2 ounces
Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 425F. With your hands, toss sweet potatoes in the fat, rubbing each surface. (You can switch to a spatula now, if you wish.) Toss in the chili powder, Parmesan and salt. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet, roast for 15 minutes. Turn over. Roast for another 15 - 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through and slightly crispy on the outside. If you like, put under the broiler for 2 - 3 minutes to crisp up a bit. (But do know these are more like 'limp' than 'stiff' fries.)
1 cup crème fraîche (how to make homemade crème fraîche) or sour cream
1 tablespoon horseradish
2 teaspoons Sherry wine vinegar (I used a gorgeous port vinegar from O Olive Oil)
Raw, peeled sweet potatoes brown when exposed to air so be sure to move quickly once they're peeled.
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