|BBQ Sweet Potato Fries|
So the hunt for healthier alternatives was on. First on the list, french fries! Who can resist these things at any fast food joint? Unfortunately, they have earned the nickname "death sticks" due to their utter lack of nutritional value and are calorie, fat and salt bombs. So the first order of business was to upgrade from normal potatoes to sweet potatoes which are a nutritional powerhouse. Now to eliminate the frying, so many options like baking or even air frying with a special machine. But, since it's BBQ season where I'm from and people are probably grilling burgers (veg and non-veg) why not take advantage if you have space to cook up an awesome side dish?
I dredged the internet and all the BBQ sweet potato recipes I found have the same formula: cut, boil, season, BBQ. The recipe is relatively simple and you cut some sweet potatoes into wedges or large matchsticks. Boil the cut up potatoes for roughly 5 minutes or until they're easily pierced with a fork. Not too long because you want french fries, not mashed potatoes. Once their tender, rinse them off in cold water to stop the cooking process then pat them dry with paper towel.
|Boiled and cooled potatoes ready for some seasoning|
|Fries on the BBQ (notice the lost fry on the left)|