Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Seasoning Mix

1 tablespoon each: Cumin, Dried Cilantro, Dried Oregano, Garlic Powder, Salt;  Two tablespons Dried Parsley, 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, and 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar (opt).  Mix together and sort in air tight container.

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Assembly Directions:Mix all the seasonings together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container.
Serving Directions for Potatoes:One recipe is enough to coat 3 pounds of sweet potatoes. This will serve 9 to 12 people.
For every 3 to 4 servings use:
1 pound sweet potatoes
2 T. olive oil
4-1/2 t. seasoning mix.

Wash potatoes. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch match-sticks. Place potatoes in a medium or large bowl. For each pound of sweet potatoes, drizzle with 2 T. oil. Stir potatoes to thoroughly coat with oil. For each pound of sweet potatoes, sprinkle 4-1/2 t. of the seasoning mix. Stir to mix.

To grill potatoes using a vegetable grilling plate:
Heat grill to medium-high heat (around 425 degrees). Place the grilling plate on the grill while grill is heating to the correct temperature. Place the potatoes on the vegetable plate. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned turning the potatoes every 4 or 5 minutes.

To cook potatoes in an oven: Heat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange the fries on a baking sheet in a single layer so that none of the fries are touching. Bake for 30 minutes turning the fries after 15 minutes. Fries should be crisp when done.

Nutritional Info: seasoning mix
Per Serving: 6 Calories; trace Fat (11.3% calories from fat); trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 268mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutritional Info: prepared potatoes
Per Serving: 152 Calories; 7g Fat (41.2% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 279mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 1- 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1-1/2 Fat.

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