This past weekend I went camping. One of our prepared meals was sausage with sweet potatoes. Waiting for sweet potatoes to bake on an open flame takes a bit of time. Cue in discussions on our favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes. It is very Talladega Nights, well I picture Jesus type conversations. I like my sweet potatoes as fries. Wrapped in bacon.
Now also keep in mind that I tend to be an action type of girl. I don’t want to just talk about camping or living my life or eating sweet potatoes. I want to book a campsite. Hike on trails. Make and eat the damn sweet potatoes kind of girl.
So I got home Tuesday and made possibly the best sweet potatoes fries I have ever made in my life (and I have made some amazing ones). For me it is in the balancing of flavors. Slightly sweet. Slightly salty. A tiny hint of heat. Flavor. I want flavor when I take a bite. And these definitely delivered.
Bacon Sweet Potato Fries
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1/2 lb. bacon
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- cayenne pepper
- 3 tbsp butter
Let’s Make it Happen: Preheat oven to 400.
Peel sweet potatoes. Cut into fries. Mine were slightly thicker than usual, I often like matchstix style fries.
Toss in a bowl with the cinnamon, salt, cayenne pepper, and butter. Note: feel free to adjust these number to your own personal preference.
Dump onto a baking sheet. Cut the slices of bacon in half. Wrap the larger fries in bacon. Smear some honey on the outside of the bacon.
Put it in the oven. Bake until the bacon is cooked and the fries are beyond tender and crisping up. Maybe broil for a few minutes.
Serve, eat and ENJOY!