I used a recipe from Giada DeLaurentiis from the Food Network site - Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt and Garlic Mayonnaise. Very easy - just cut up the sweet potatoes, toss them in some olive oil, and bake them in the oven. I baked them a little too long - a few were unedible, but those that we were able to eat were very tasty. The basil salt and garlic mayonnaise were very tasty, too.
I served them with southern pulled pork sandwiches topped with cole slaw. I had some pulled pork left in the freezer that I had made a while ago, and I thought it would be a good match with the fries. It was.
The boys weren't so crazy about the fries. I think they were just expecting them to taste like french fries that were orange colored. They were happy, though, because they convinced me to buy orange soda (which I bought in cans because cans are more eco-friendly than plastic) to have with our orange fries.
I'm enjoying these First Thursday challenges - although I try new recipes frequently, giving me a category is going to help me try recipes that I wouldn't automatically choose. I probably would have never made my own sweet potato fries if it weren't for this challenge. So thanks, Michelle.