Sweet Potatoes Fries

Have I told you that I didn’t used to eat vegetables ? Or refused to eat green “healthy thingies” because I remember vaguely when I was a child, some of my mother’s attempts to cook strange things!
I had eaten eggplants only one way as a child and i refused to taste them until 5 years ago! My mom is a horrible cook with no imagination because my grandmother used to be the best cook ever! I know, all grandmothers are supposed to be great cooks but she really was! i can’t remember eating anything from her that I didn’t like. Any way, sweet potatoes. Not a potato apparently! Shocking fact, I know! I told my friends i bake them, some don’t even know them others know them, never tasted them so i want to experiment with them to present them to my narrow circle of friends for something tasty and different! Not so common to find them but I did! I browsed around and some techniques for having them fied, some seemed ridiculous, heavy and unnecessary. I looked some pictures of them and they looked like normal fries. So I will tell you a very successful way to fry them!
First, I took 2 large sweet potatoes and peel them. I decided to cut them on a board.
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If this is your first time, the texture is between a carrot and apples! A bit light and nothing like a potato! Apparently, we have to soak them for approximately 2 hours in cold water.
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Second potato, same technique, different size!
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Next step, drain them in a paper towel, a fistful at a time, no more! Fill a pot with vegetable oil (in my case olive oil, it’s ours we have plenty) and let it burn a bit. When the temperature of the oil is high, fry the fist of potatoes for exactly 6 minutes!
Have a plate with paper towel to drain the potatoes! repeat until the end of them! It took me about an hour to fry them all! Very tiring and very hot!
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But worth it! we liked them, entirely different from regular potatoes and after a while when they got cold they lost their crispiness but that didn’t stop us! We ate them with burgers!
Try something different next time
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