So how do you feel about fries for dinner?
Because that is what these fries should probably be tonight. Maybe with a fried egg on top? Sounds pretty delish to me, but then again it’s carbs, cheese and eggs. Staple foods around here.
And you know, it’s totally cool that we are going to eat fries for dinner because one, these are sweet potato fries (ah yeah – health food!!) and two, these are oven fries, meaning no frying was involved, meaning we get to eat them all by ourselves, right? Yes, definitely… with a fried egg because I obviously think that’d be extra delicious, but that may because I have been egg obsessed ever since our chickens started laying eggs. It’s literally been eggs on everything over here.
Also, did I mention that I will soon be neighbors with my favorite little chicks? Yuppers! The chicks live right across from the barn, and you guys?!?!
The barn is really shaping up. Final floors are going to be poured on Friday, cabinets are being made, paint colors are being chosen and I am headed down to Denver today to pick out counters, kitchen sink + faucet, stuff for the bathroom and bedroom – to which I have thought nothing about because the kitchen is everything to me. I live in my kitchen, not my bedroom. I am excited to say the least. It’s surely a dream come true for me and I couldn’t feel more grateful.
But geez, I am overwhelmed. Keeping up with barn stuff, work stuff and life in general is ridiculously hard. It’s mostly the barn stuff and all the decisions though. I will forever hate serious decisions.
No fun at all.
However, I will forever love sweet potato fries. Like forever and ever and ever.
I feel like you either love sweet potatoes or you hate them. If you hate them, well I have to say you are kind of crazy, but people call me crazy ALL. THE. TIME. so what the heck do I know anyway. If you love sweet potatoes though, than you probably love sweet potatoes fries, and you’ll for sure love these. They are perfectly spiced for autumn and well, there is a heck of a lot of cheese to dip (or um, smother) them in. I went a little Indian with the flavors, but then kind of not, because I added some parmesan cheese and some butter and those together just take things right back down to American and all things fall. The harissa dip though, that is pretty Indian inspired. Oh but wait, then I added the brie.
Ah yeah, I did. It just sounded so good and it was staring me down. I couldn’t resist. So it’s a baked brie and feta dip with some spicy harissa stirred in.
Psst, try my homemade harissa if you have the time!
I made the fries in the oven to keep things healthy, plus when it comes to fries, I really just cannot deal with actually frying them. I have gotten to the point where doughnuts are manageable, but fries just take too much effort and way too much clean up.
And really, I have always loved oven fries. They are what my dad used cook and they will always be the best if you ask me.
Normally I would feel kind of lame about just showing you guys these Tandoori Butter Sweet Potato Fries. I mean fries are not much of a meal, but this is part of my whole “let’s get some sides + appetizers on this site” game plan that I told you about on Tuesday. PLUS, these are pretty picture perfect for this time of year and then hello, clearly these should be served at Thanksgiving. What could be better than spiced sweet potato fries and creamy dip on Thanksgiving. SO GOOD.
Ugh. I am sorry I am talking about Thanksgiving. I’ll stop now and switch to Halloween because these would be equally perfect for a pre-candy-coma snack. Or maybe even as some real food after all that candy. Or geez, maybe just have some before candy and some after candy. It’s all about a good balance on Halloween.
Oh and the color? It could not be more perfect for pre Halloween candy snackage. Or better yet, some Thursday night football eats? Yes, yes, yes.
See, so versatile for this time of year. Oh, and the cheese dip, you won’t regret making it. It’s the best kind of dip around.
Can you say addicting? Good thing they are healthy…ish.