I'm So Tired of This Crap (the recipe)

February 12, 2010   10 Comments

My pal, Josie, over at Yum Yucky is a riot. She reviews many healthy packaged foods - and she makes me giggle. She shared this fantastic post with me.

Yum Yucky

And, we have a winner for the cool snack bag from Bag It Concious (via random selection) - Pam! Pam wants me to review 100 calorie snacks from Hostess.

From Yum Yucky:

You heard me right. I'm tired of this crap! I keep screwing up the food; just like those black 'n crispy Dino Nuggets I made last week.

In case you haven't heard, I hate to cook. I hate it with a passion. I hate it real good, like when my crappy neighbor decided to wake me up, running his loud azz snow blower at 3 a.m. in the middle of the blizzard. I hated that too.

I worked real hard on those fries. I peeled the sweet potatoes with care and cut them up in perfect slices. I even used sea salt.

But behold the end result. It came complete with smoke detector shrieking and husband yelling, "what the hell is going on here!"

I apologize to my family. I just want to eat the food. I don't like to cook it.

But just in case you're wondering, I ate some of the fries anyway. Never mind the health benefits of sweet potatoes. My cooking FAIL was 90% nasty with homemade charred flavoring.

I'm-So-Tired-of-This-Crap Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

(non-burnt version)
Peel 1-2 sweet potatoes per person (depending on how greedy they are).
Rinse, then slice into french fry shape.
Lightly drizzle with olive oil.
Throw fries on shallow baking pan and sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake at 425 degrees for 20-30 minutes, flipping half-way through cook time. But don't be a blockhead - use a timer. While they cook, pick up any stray slices that fell on the floor. Rinse off and eat.

Excuse me if the recipe instructions are not real professional 'n stuff. This is how I do it. Minus the burnt part.

Share your cooking failures with Josie. She clearly can use the support!

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Too funny! I'm so sorry to hear about the burnt sweet potato fries, but the recipe sounds wonderful! :-)

I hear the Yum Yucky!

I'm too lazy to peel my sweet potatoes. I just slice 'em up, toss them on the baking sheet and sprinkle them with cumin/black pepper.

...and I ALWAYS burn (at least a few of) them ;)

My stomach is growling in beast-fashion. I'd eat that burnt crap right now if it were in front of me....

I'll have to make these! I purchased this food chopper at Williams Sonoma about a year ago and I probably haven't used it for 11 months. It has "french fry" attachment too, so this would be a great healthy excuse;-) Thanks for the idea, and better luck next time.

I have had this recipe before. It helps if you cut the sweet potato in rather thick wedges (like homefries). They come out with a lightly firm outside and a nice soft inside. Very Good!

LOVE baked sweet potato fries. I do peel the taters first, but sometimes they turn green/grey/brown right away, or even after I've cooked them. Any ideas as to why? They taste okay, but don't look very appetizing.

I have this version from The Barefoot Contessa that I am going to try for the site. Stay tuned!

This I CAN do!

my husband and i make sweet potato fries all the time!! we love them. the trick to avoid burning some and having others be limp and undercooked is to make sure they aren't touching each other on the pan. which means you'll probably have to do a couple batches, so if you're lazy, just throw them all on together and don't worry about it!

Potatoes crisp up better in the oven if you soak them in cold water for a bit first (10-15 min). I make these for my toddler quite a bit, I cut mine thin and keep a close watch on them, flipping more than once.

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