My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sweet Potato Fries

Isn't there a fast food restaurant that has just started serving sweet potato fries? Since I haven't been to a fast food restaurant in over 10 years I'm surprised I know that much. I think I saw an ad on TV. Regardless, I doubt that are going to be anywhere close to these little morsels of joy.

This is adapted from The New Low-Country Cooking by Chef Marvin Woods. I did take the liberty of adding a couple of extra spices, I'm sure the Chef will not mind.

These can be served with pork chops, steaks or grilled chicken, but also make a great stand-alone appetizer.

Sweet Potato Fries
6-8 servings
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1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Vegetable for deep frying
6 to 8 sweet potatoes cut into julienne strips

In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, nutmeg, celery salt, coriander, cayenne, and cumin. Set aside.

Place the oil in a deep fat fryer and heat to 375 degrees F. on a deep fat thermometer.

Add the sweet potato strips and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until they are golden and crispy. Transfer the fries with a slotted spoon to several layers of paper towels. Sprinkle with the spice mixture and serve immediately.


  1. I'm going to have to make these within the next couple of days, and I may just eat the whole batch myself!

  2. No fast food in 10 years????? Might have something to do with your slender figure.

  3. I bet these are wondermous! Will have to put SP's on my list for the next trip to town. :)

  4. These sound fabulous and my husband would love them! Yummo

  5. Sweet potato fries are literally my absolute favorite food in the whole world. They're so hard to cut up though! What would you recommend for chopping them up?


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