I don’t know what kind of weather you guys are having, but it’s raining sideways over here, and it’s supposed to turn to ice this afternoon, with snow tomorrow or tonight. Woo! Up until yesterday, the pond had been frozen solid—the ice thick enough to support the weight of two frolicking dogs—but what with the increasing temperatures (still in the upper thirties…real warm, right?) I had to get stern and call everyone off. I don’t think I’m equipped for a winter water rescue. And, to be honest, my imagination gets a little wild about the things that live in that water, even this time of year.
Anyway, it’s cold and wet and when it gets like that I start scrounging for soul food. Good warm nibbles. Sweet potatoes are my favorite. Make me something with a sweet potato in it and I will cry Hallelujah.
I found this recipe, though I have yet to try it:
2 to 3 large sweet potatoes
oil for deep frying
salt and pepper
cinnamon or cinnamon-sugar
Cut sweet potatoes into 1/4 to 1/2- x 3-inch strips. Put strips in ice water until ready to fry. Dry with paper towels and fry in batches in 375� oil. When lightly browned and tender, transfer to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper or salt and a little cinnamon or cinnamon-sugar. These are especially tasty with ham or pork. Serves 4.
Any other suggestions for sweet potatoes? Or anything else that’s delicious? I’m hungry! Revising books is hard calorie-burning work that requires a constant supply of good hot food!