Since mid-March 2011, I've been following a hunter-gather or Paleolithic type diet (little to no cereal grains, rice, legumes, white sugar, most dairy... lots of animal protein & fat, vegetables, and fruit). My health and body comp. has changed for the much much better now (from near metabolic syndrome, severe allergy and asthma issues to a near lack of these symptoms today).
Therefore, it means I must get creative to find Super Bowl recipes that allow me to keep from falling off the wagon on Super Bowl Sundays. One of my favorites that I will be making tomorrow is for sweet potato fries.
sweet potato (1 nice sized potato could serve 2-3 people)
butter (preferably from pasture-fed cows)
- preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- slice the potato(es) into chips at most quarter of an inch
- you will need a baking sheet (at minimum 8 x 12)
- grease the sheet with a tablespoon (or a little less) of butter (those who believe or are on strict orders from physicians to avoid butter can use alternatives like baking or cooking oil recommended by said physicians or dietitians/nutritionists)
- lay the chips evenly onto the pan/sheet and sprinkle with black pepper and thyme to taste.
- bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Make sure to check often, as they will cook much faster than baking a whole potato and not turning the chips will burn one side to a black crisp (you could also preheat the oven to 350 and cook them for 35-40 minutes, turning every 5-7 minutes until the starchy flesh softens).
- remove from the oven, place chips into a mixing bowl, and season more to taste if desired (another tablespoon of butter if desired).
Enjoy... and go Pats!!