On DAY 3 of Whole30 (well, the 2nd time around) we had burgers and dogs on the grill ... and man, I was sweating it on so many levels. Yeah, it was hot and humid too but I was more worried about:
B E E R
See, when we grill, we sit outside, where it's like a sauna and NOT in a good way ... between swatting at the skeeters and dabbing at the back of your neck with a paper towel, it's almost a given that you Get Yourself a Coozie and have a chilled beer (bonus point for the first person who can Name That Song!) ... but that's not very Whole30'ish like. Actually, it's everything the Whole30 isn't ...
But don't you worry ... I improvised on so many levels and was so proud of myself ...
I did indeed grab a coozie and then a can of LaCroix Sparkling Water Lime ... and you know what? That satisfied that habit/need/desire/whatever to roll the edge of the coozie around the table in a circular fashion, sip from the can and give it a little shakey shakey and set it back down ... run my finger around the rim, play with the tab and so on. Yeah, I am a little fidgity.
So anyways ... I bought that big bag of sweet potatoes from Costco and still had the small bag from Aldis so I wanted to use those up first. Yes, they were starting to show their age a little ...
Turn on your oven to 425 degrees.
Grab yourself some sweet potatoes, wash them and peel them up. Lob off the ends of each one (actually, if you cut off the pointy end BEFORE you peel you will avoid that annoying stop with the peeler when it hits the tough spot).
Cut them bad boys in half long ways and then cut in to fry size pieces. Uhm, I just sliced, cut and sliced the thicker ones again.
Toss them in a bowl and drizzle with some avocado oil and spinkle with some oregano, salt and pepper. Ok, you can use olive oil if you want but I was so excited about the avocado oil ;-) Make sure you salt them well. I totally under-salted mine!
Grab a large baking tray and toss a sheet of parchment paper over the top ...
Lay out the fries in a single layer, leaving a little room between so they don't "steam" ...
*Sorry, not sure why these look washed out*
Throw the pan in the oven and let them cook for about 15 minutes. Pull out and turn over, the best you can, trying to keep them in a single layer and a spaced apart the best you can.
Allow to cook for another 10 minutes or so, checking for desired doneness.
Yup, they tasted just as good as they look! I don't think I'll be buying the frozen bags anymore as they really didn't take any longer to prepare than the frozen ones!
Go ahead and give them a try!
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