Saturday, June 02, 2012

Hot Dog Saturday and Sweet Potato Fries

Recently, our Saturday dinner standby is hot dogs!

It is so nice to know exactly what to make each week.  Maybe not the healthiest option, although we typically use nitrate/nitrite free chicken hot dogs from Trader Joe's which make them somewhat better for us. But it's quick and easy and works for our current season. Having hot dogs on the menu regularly means one less meal to think about!

We eat our hot dogs bunless in keeping with our lower grain diet and serve with pickles and some kind of vegetables or salad. Tonight we had sweet potato fries. They are so yummy and make us feel like we are eating junk food, but really they are quite good for us!

Sweet Potato Fries

I first had these at my friend Abbie's house and she graciously shared her simple method for making them. 

Sweet potatoes-1 medium size potato per person
Olive oil
Sea salt

Peel and thinly slice sweet potatoes. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sea salt. Bake them at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes then flip them over and cook 8 to 10 minutes more or until slightly browned and crispy.  

The thin slices will cook faster.  Watch the pan and try to get them crispy but not burnt.  They will crisp up more once removed from pan too so don't overcook!

Do you have a favorite weekend meal?


Anonymous said...

Those look yummy, I'm going to try them. Isn't it hard to cut the sweet potatoes thinly though? I always find them hard to cut.

Mary Ann said...

Mrs. B,

A good sharp knife makes it a bit easier. Just take it nice and slow. Also, if you have access to one(I don't), a mandolin slicer would work very well for this!

Hope you like them!

Anonymous said...

I've tried these but they get stuck to my pan even when coated with oil. Also, they don't get very crispy - still good though.

Mary Ann said...


I haven't had trouble with mine sticking. And the thinner ones get the most crispy. I also will bake a few minutes more until I get them like we want them.