Friday, November 7, 2008

Thoughts on sweet potatoes

Let me preface this blog entry by saying this: I think I hate sweet potatoes. This hatred stems from an incident when I accidentally horked up my sweet potatoes over lunch and my mean kindergarten teacher yelled at me and told me that I had made myself sick. (Yeah - I really hated kindergarten. I mean, really ... just ask my mom about the couch I ruined because I would get home, sit down, feel like I was in my comfort zone and hork all over the arm of the couch because I was so relieved to be home. It didn't happen just once - that's why we got rid of the couch.)

Now that I've told you what a neurotic kid I was, I'm now appealing to you from the depths of cyberspace. I think I hate sweet potatoes, but I think I want to make sweet potato fries because if you bake them, they are better than regular potato fries that you bake (something about less carbs, more complicated carbs ... I'm not sure, I've just read the buzz - sweet potato fries are the way to go.)

Anyone got any sweet potato musings they'd like to share with me? How about squash recipes? That's another fall favorite that scares the crap out of me.



Jodi said...

I once tried a recipe that was supposed to be faux whipped sweet potatoes that you made with carrots & chicken broth, if I remember correctly. After hours of slaving away, peeling carrots, boiling, mashing, etc., I took one bite, nearly vomited, & dumped the whole concoction in the trash. And normally I've got a stomach of steel! I've heard/read too that sweet potatoes are the way to go, especially if you have diabetes. I just have to learn to like them without a gob of brown sugar on top!

Erin said...

I have a couple recipes for sweet potatoes. The first is that sweet potato bake. Unfortunately... loaded with sugar. The other is those baked sweet potato fries. Toss speared sweet potatoes in olive oil and cinnamon and bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lukey seemed to like them. :)