Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweet Potato Fries and Turkey Bagel Sandwiches

My kids love sandwiches (like BLTs, or grilled cheese, or french dip) so I usually turn to sandwiches when I'm feeling like making a fast meal. Sandwiches are great, but what I didn't like was that I was making fries with them every time and I knew that wasn't good ... so I started looking for another easy finger food I could use to replace my love of Ore-Ida. Which don't get me wrong, I'm still in love with Ore-Ida crinkle cuts but I don't make them all the time!

I don't remember where I came across sweet potato wedges but they looked pretty easy and I love sweet potatoes so I decided to experiment and figure out how to make them! They do require a little more effort than opening a bag of fries, but not much more and they are super yummy! I started making these when I was pregnant with my second kiddo and by the time she was 6 months old she was already chewing and slobbering all over them! So they were a great transition food for her when she wanted to start feeding herself more.

Here's the recipe:
3 medium/large sweet potatoes
2 T. Extra-virgin Olive oil
Rosemary (to taste)
Oregano (to taste)

Cut sweet potatoes into fries or wedges (I usually cut them about 1/2 in. thick). Lightly brush with olive oil (to help them brown without drying out). Sprinkle with rosemary and oregano. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 min. or until wedges are tender and slightly browned at the tips. Experiment with what seasoning you want to use or try them without any seasoning (they are still really flavorful).

Last night we had them with turkey bagel sandwiches! The dorms that I lived in at college had a little grill place in the main building that made bagel sandwiches like this and I get a little hankering for them every now and then. It's not really a recipe or anything but since I took a picture of it I'll at least tell you what we put on them:

1 bagel
3-4 slices of turkey
shredded lettuce
1 slice Swiss cheese
1T. mayo (you really don't need too much mayo on this sandwich because the warm turkey and tomato will keep it from being dry)

I usually put the turkey on a griddle in stacks of 3 slices and top each stack with a piece of cheese. Then I cook it over medium heat for about 5 minutes until the turkey is warm and the cheese is melted. Lightly toast the bagel and spread each half with mayo. Fill with turkey and cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce. Enjoy!


  1. So there's this place here in town that serves sweet potato fries with cinnamon and sugar. I think they were waffle cut and I know they were delicious. Next time you are here ... :-)

    I must say I am loving this new blog of yours! Thanks for all you are sharing!

  2. Beth-
    YUM! I had the baked sweet potato at Outback a few months ago and it was so good! It had cinnamon/brown sugar butter on it and I loved it! We should totally try that place you are talking about...maybe we can get the fries from them and then pick up a burger at 5 guys to go with it! Good times!

  3. I am back because I am making these for Thanksgiving. I've never liked sweet potatoes all mashed up, but I like these! Hopefully I don't mess them up -- I'll let you know how it goes! (Also, I'm planning on leaving a few unseasoned to mush up for Abby to try -- this will be her first Thanksgiving food!)

    Anyway, I just saw your comment and had to laugh -- the last thing you wrote was "Good times!" and "Good Times" is the name of the restaurant I was talking about! Hahaha!!