If you’re a fan of Pinterest, or particularly a fan of my pins, you’ve seen a recipe floating around for homemade sweet potato fries that are actually crispy. As soon as I saw this post, I did a little jig and swore that I’d put this recipe into the heavy rotation, pronto. We love sweet potato fries, but we’re always left wanting a little more since they’re, well, soggy. I was super psyched to try out the recipe tonight and blog about my amazing sweet potato fries and relish in my sweet potato success.
This is not said blog post.
We had such high hopes, but don’t worry – the recipe is still good. We just got too excited and failed to notice the “one or two tablespoons of cornstarch” instruction and instead covered our fries with about a cup of cornstarch. Let me tell you, the outcome is not delicious and crunchy, as we had expected. We declared that our first run at the crispy sweet potato fries was a bust, but don’t let me deter you from the recipe that’s being passed around the web. Try it out – and let me know if it actually works! We’ll attempt to try it again once we get the taste of cornstarch paste out of our minds.
I decided to still blog about our culinary ventures tonight because 2/3 of our meal was actually quite tasty. I’ve been on a mission to start introducing my husband to “different foods” (ie. things he automatically assumes are gross because they’re unfamiliar) and I decided to start that journey with some turkey burgers. We tried turkey burgers in the past that were just so so, but this recipe just sounded good enough to be true. Luckily for my husband, it was. Deeeelish.
We also whipped up some mojitos with our dinner, which are the perfect, refreshing drink for a hot, summer evening. How can you go wrong with a drink that has two of my favorite things: lime and
liquor mint? A couple of weeks back, I called Scott when he was out-of-town for work to tell him I was picking up some herbs to plant (ie. trying to keep myself busy while he was gone) in the backyard. “Oh, I could plant basil for pasta dishes, mint for mojitos…” I said excitedly, to which he responded “when do we ever make mojitos? You don’t need to buy mint”. We’ve now made mojitos twice in one week. Catch 22.*
We started off with 10-15 mint leaves and 1/2 lime (cut into wedges), split between two of our favorite margarita glasses from Crate and Barrel. Add a tablespoon or so of sugar and muddle your little heart out.
*yeah, that was a stretch to use that term, but I’m going there.