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Sweet Potato Fries

3 Jun

4 1/2 Stars.

 

 

So one thing that we forgot to do was to soak the fries first. I think this might have affected the overall result of the fries (I would recommend trying it).  One big thing that we didn’t realize until a few days after we made these fries is that we accidentally used yams instead of sweet potatoes! It still turned out pretty good. Other than our random mistakes, just make sure to follow these instructions verbatim. Make sure that they are sliced well (not too thick, not too thin), that they have room on the pan (not too squished together), and that they are lightly (emphasis on the LIGHTLY) coated in corn starch (the less it seems, the better). These fries were delicious. We made our own sauce however; we just mixed some mayo and ketchup to a nice consistency and voila! Magic! We gave these 4 ½ stars.

Find the original recipe here:  http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/guaranteed-crispy-sweet-potato-fries-sriracha-mayo-dip/

Spaghetti Squash

3 Jun

This dish was given 3 1/2 stars.

This picture looked scrumptious and we wanted to try it out for ourselves. It was a fairly simple recipe and just took a bit of time to complete (more than the ten minutes that the original recipe states). I think most of our effort was put forth when we were trying to split the squash in half.  Other than that, the recipe went smoothly; although we did exclude the hazelnuts.  We found that leaving the squash on the pan a little longer to cool made it easier to come out of the shell (the second one that was sitting on the hot pan came out smoothly while the first required more effort).  It was a decent tasting meal, but we ended up giving it about 3 ½ stars. It was a tad bland, and I don’t know if perhaps we made it wrong, but we felt it could have been a little better.

Find the original recipe here:  http://www.marthastewart.com/338110/roasted-spaghetti-squash-with-herbs?czone=food/produce-guide-cnt/produce-guide-fall&center=276955&gallery=275670&slide=262285