French fries or sweet potato fries
- Monica Dec 9, 2013 07:05 AM
It seems like a lot of hamburger chains now have sweet potato fries on their menu. It used to be a novelty and not too many places carried it. I love sweet potato fries so I only get sweet potato fries now and supposely 'healthier'. How about you? Do you still exclusively get regular french fries still?
Initially, I really liked SP fries, but the novelty quickly wore off, and now I'm back to reggler old French fries, to the extent that I even eat fries anymore. Watching the fat intake, dontchaknow.
I don't eat a lot of fries anymore, but when I do they have to be regular old French Fries. (Or, Freedom Fries, which is how they're listed at the little divey coffee shop I frequent...Freedom Toast, too. That one took me a minute.) Okay, I don't like sweet potatoes much at all. I have to play with them a LOT and give them expensive gifts: butter, heavy cream, honey, nuts, spices....
Seriously though, I've had the sweet potato version and it was at a good place, known for it's fries and burgers. The SP fries were hot, golden, perfectly-fried, crisp outside and fluffy in the middle. My buddy said they were the best he ever had, as I traded my fries for his regular FF.
I guess, because I've been eating my burger with classic FF, that the sweet/salty thing is not my gig for this particular meal, unless you count catsup. :)
I don't like SP fries...and I don't think they're any healthier, really, than classic FFs. The deep-frying takes care of that. Maybe they're lower in calories, or lower on the glycemic index, but they're still potatoes, deep-fried.
LOLOLOL. I got a GOOD laugh out of your comment about Vitamin A. I know plenty about nutrition, but the only thing, in my opinion, that Vitamin A is seriously good for, is my Retin-A and all her sister products. :)
See? SEE? You proved my point for me - you have to have REAL maple syrup w. those things. :) You're already buying expensive gifts. :)
I have some unusual recipes for sweet potatoes that are very very good, or so I'm told by my clients. If you'd like them, I'll be glad to send them to you.
Tis the harvest season and I am joyfully inundated with a large variety yams, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and tubers. I counted 5 different type of yams alone in the store this weekend.
I have not made regular French fries for my self in ages.
It depends on the meal and my mood
With certain steaks and burgers its has to be steak fries.
WIth other burgers traditional fries are preferred.
Sweet potatoes fries go with BBQ and BBQ style burgers.
However, none of these rules are hard and fast. I am an equal opportunity fries eater.