2 Recipes and a Weird Potato

Discovered this strange, two-toned sweet potato while prepping dinner over the weekend:

Despite it’s odd coloration, we chopped it up and and used it in one of our favorite side dishes:

Spicy Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients: (Feel free to adjust seasonings to your taste!)

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges 1/2 inch thick
  • olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Put sweet potato wedges in a large bowl and coat with olive oil.
  3. Add salt, pepper, cayenne and brown sugar and toss until seasonings are distributed evenly.
  4. Line a baking sheet with tin foil (or a silicone mat) and spread out the potatoes in an even layer.
  5. Bake potatoes until slightly golden and tender, about 45 minutes to an hour.

We enjoyed these potatoes with …

Avocado BLTs on Rye

Ingredients: (Makes 2 sandwiches.)

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • a few leafs romaine lettuce
  • fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Lay strips of bacon on a cooling rack placed on a baking sheet, this will catch the drippings as the bacon cooks.
  3. Bake bacon for about 30 minutes, remove when crisp, but not burnt.
  4. Toast rye bread and layer with cooked bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado.
  5. Top with cracked black pepper.

So yummy.  Enjoy!

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