Monday, November 29, 2010

A Diner Sandwich & Fries

When ingredients are low in your house - or when you're just craving an old fashioned diner meal - supper can still be healthy, quick, cheap and tasty.

Sweet Potato Wedges
I don't go into making sweet potato fries with the expectation that they will turn out crispy (although a bonus if they do!), and I end up happy every time - and wondering why I don't make them more often.  Almost every time I make sweet potatoes, I wonder why we don't eat them daily.  They are so good even on their own.  It's amazing that "natural" food can be so good.  Imagine that?

Preheat oven to 450 F....
1.  Cut your sweet potato (Jon's job!) in pieces.  I did an in-between wedge/fries size.
2.  Pile them on your baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil (not to soak them, but so they glisten).
3.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cayenne and paprika on both sides.
4.  Lay the potatoes out so that they do not touch one another.
5. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.  Do not open the oven!!!
6.  Take your fries out, turn them each over (tongs worked well).  Place them back in for 10 minutes.
7.  Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Dipping Sauce
I used the same recipe as I used for our sushi, here:  Spicy Mayo.

Curried Chicken Sandwich
We hadn't taken any meat out for dinner so I thought I'd try something with the oh-so-what-appears-to-be-sketch canned chicken.  It's really not that's not like we eat it all the time (or really, ever) but I thought I'd give it a try and try to "fancy" it up a little.

1 can of chicken
Curry Powder

Mix all 3 together.  Use just as much mayo and curry powder as you like.  Taste it!  I made mine nice and curry-filled.  Serve with lettuce on toast!

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