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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Burger & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Lately I have been keeping it simple with grilled burgers and sausages a couple times a week. There are a couple reasons for this, one is that my apartment is hot and using the oven is really not a wise option during the hot summer months, and the second more exciting reason is that I am living out of boxes with alot of kitchen utensils and pots packed.

That is right I am up and leaving apartment life and getting ready to move into a home in 2 weeks (17 days to be exact). Yeah! It will be nice to have more kitchen space to cook and some different and more interesting places to take photos. The new house has a gas stove, which I am excited about trying... my first few blogs using this might not be so pretty or tasty, as I hear they take getting use to. Not only that but there is a large glass window and door overlooking the backyard and patio, which will make outdoor dinner parties a delight. I cannot wait! But until then it is burgers and sausages on the fire escape patio.

I cannot really take credit for the burgers, as my husband has perfected (or almost perfected) his five alarm burgers. Five alarm as they contain five great spices. Not even sure I am allowed to reveal the recipe (but can say they contain
DeArbol chili powder, cayenne, chipotle chili powder, paprika, hot
sauce, cumin and jalapenos). I can tell you about the fries though. I typically use my versatile blackening rub, but thought I would change it up slightly. I used a recipe from The Kitchen Sink. The lime juice added a great flavor.
2 sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 " stripes
1 T ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp ground cayenne
1/8 tsp sea salt
juice of 1 lime
1 T extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 or 425. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

In a large bowl, combine the ingredients stirring until a loose paste forms. Add the sweet potatoes and toss to coat the potatoes.

Spread the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet in one layer.
Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, tossing every 10 to 15 minutes, until browned and crisp. I like to broil them for the last 5min.

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Forts said...

Great now I need to change it up as you put a few of the secret ingredients up there. :) Keeping it simple can be so good and that is what the grill is for you can do anything on it.

VeggieGirl said...

SPICY sweet potato fries??? Now THAT'S perfect - yum!!

Best of luck in your new home!!

Trulie Scrumptious said...

We love sweet potato fries around here...this looks like a great spicy combo...

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm I can never turn down sweet potato fries! Exciting to be moving to a new house with a bigger kitchen! I'm moving at the beginning of August too but I don't think my apartment kitchen will be as nice as yours. ;)

Adam said...

Whew... with all that spice that is definately 5 alarm. I bet they go great with one of the greatest side dishes ever... sweet potato fries. Amen to the grilling and not sweating in the house :)

Peter M said...

Congrats on the new home and double-kidos for the fries...they look & sound delish.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

I don't eat burgers but I love the fries!


Bellini Valli said...

This is one of my favourite combinations Parker. Your husband sure does need to reveal his fire alarm burgers:D

Jude said...

I'm really liking the seasonings on the sweet potato fries. So much better for you than regular potatoes, as well.

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