Quick Eats: Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

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Happy Early Thanksgiving, fellow American friends and followers! Now, whatever your thoughts or opinions are on the origins of this holiday- I think it’s safe to assume we can all agree that eating a ton of great food is the best, right? Of course it is!

And naturally, there’s almost always leftovers (especially when my mom hosts Thanksgiving- since she tends to make way too much food every. single. time. without fail,) and while the initial meal is undoubtedly fantastic- by day three or four of eating reheated turkey and vegetables- dinner can seem a bit stale and boring.

Thankfully, this year I came prepared- having scoured the web for interesting, innovative and tasty ways to liven up leftovers a little bit- and I thought I’d share one of my favorite finds: a quick and simple way to revive those extra sweet potatoes you may have laying around post-Turkey Day. My favorite thing about this recipe- apart from how delicious these fries were when they’d finished cooking- was that they can be served any time of day. They work well as hash browns with breakfast, or as a crunchy and salty side to the main course at dinner.



* 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled

* 1 medium russet potato, peeled

* 3 tablespoons butter, melted

* A pinch or two of salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Plug in and preheat your waffle iron. Spray the interior with nonstick spray.


2. Use aΒ grater to grate the potatoes. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes to combine. Add the butter and combine that as well. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

3. Divide the mixture into even portions. Mound a portion onto the heated waffle iron and then spread it out toward the edge of the iron to form a thin and even layer. Close the waffle iron and cook on high heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden and crisp.


4. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture portions. Serve immediately.

5. Shovel shamelessly into your mouth and enjoy!


I love sweet potatoes to begin with, so I’m glad to have another way to prepare them to add to the list. These really are so good.

I’m wishing you all a safe and happy holiday filled with family, friends, andΒ never-ending baskets of warm crescent rolls. I have a lot to be thankful for this year- and I look forward to expressing my gratitude to my loved ones who are gathering at my mother’s house tomorrow afternoon.

‘Til next time,


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