I mentioned in yesterday's post that a sweet potato was calling my name. Well, I answered. They came from my sister and brother-in-law's garden and were a wonderful gift for a fellow gardener.
Their beautiful color really jumps out once they are cleaned of their Georgia dirt and scrubbed.
Oh, that color!
After cutting the spud into thirds, I sliced them up into wedges.
1 Tbsp. of olive oil, 1 clove of garlic minced, 1 big pinch of dried rosemary (from the garden, of course), another big pinch of coarse salt, and 2 shakes of pepper went into the bowl with the wedges and I gave them a good stir.
Then onto a foil covered baking sheet with lots of space for heat circulation.
Next, into the oven to bake at 475F for 30 minutes.
8 minutes in I could really smell the garlic. At 14 the rosemary took over and I gave them a stir. Oh my, the smells in my kitchen were so wonderful. While the yumminess (I know it's not a real word, spell check, but it should be) was happening in the oven, I mixed up a dipping sauce with stone ground mustard, honey, and just a bit of mayo to make it creamy.
I finished them off with 1 minute on broil (just because) and Ta-Da! Why oh why have I never done this before? It was the perfect lunch.
Yep, I was a happy girl.
And the dipping sauce was a great addition, though the fries could have stood by themselves with the flavor added by the garlic and rosemary.
Um . . . yes I ate it all.
I have a new go-to lunch to add to my repertoire. Yep. I'll be making this again and again. Maybe even today.