Anyone who really knows me, knows that sweet potato fries are my ultimate weakness. If they are listed on a menu, they must be ordered! So, when I found this recipe on a paleo friendly website ( www.thefoodee.com/blog ) I started salivating immediately. My sweet potato slices are soaking as I type and I plan to bring these along with me to my superbowl party tonight - secretly hoping that I can hide them in a corner and eat them all myself.
Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries
2 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut in thick matchsticks
bacon (I will let you be the judge of how much, I can't stomach too much bacon grease so I will use sparingly)
Optional dipping sauce:
1/2 cup mayo
juice of 1 lime
Soak sweet potato matchsticks for 6 hours in a bowl of cold water. This apparently removes most of the starch from the potatoes (you will see the white glob at the bottom of the bowl). Rinse and pat dry. Cut bacon slices in 1/2's or thinner lengthwise and wrap around sweet potatoes. Arrange leftover non wrapped fries around wrapped ones so the grease will spread. Bake at 425 for 25 min and then flip and cook another 10-12 minutes. Squeeze lime juice over the fries and serve with mayo and chipoltes pulsed together in food processor.