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090731 – Grilling Out
090801, 11:34 am
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Blue cheese burgers

We braved the mosquito-y back deck at my parents house (well, Joe did) to grill up some GREAT blue cheese burgers.  We are crashing with my rents for a week, and then Joe’s for a week before heading up to Boston.  I made sweet potato fries using Joe’s recipe and discovered that the taste can vary considerably using someone else’s spices.   My mom’s taco seasoning was a lot heavier on the red pepper than ours and needed to be balanced out by more cinnamon.

Joe wrapped the corn in foil and cooked it on the (hot) grill for 12-15 min.  The kernels practically fell off into your mouth and yet were not too soft.  The brown areas were nicely caramelized and sweet.

Sweet Potato Fries for 4

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fries
  • 3 T canola oil
  • 3 T taco seasoning
  • heavy pinch of cayenne powder
  • heavy pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 t salt
  1. toss the fries together with all the seasonings in a large bowl.
  2. spread out as far apart as possible on 2 baking sheets.
  3. preheat oven to 425° and bake for 25 min, then flip them and bake another 20 min, until brown on both sides.
  4. serve with ketchup!


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090421 – burgers + sweet potato fries
090421, 10:07 pm
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img_3303it’s FREE CONE DAY at BEN & JERRY’S, so i decided that i should make something nice and light for dinner…oops.  that was my original intent anyway.  then i realized that the sweet potatoes were peaking, and we happened to have some ground beef in the freezer.  so i had to make sweet potato fries and burgers.  it was filling, but really good.

the burgers i just marinated in Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce for an hour, then grilled in our cast iron skillet.

fries:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fries
  • 2 T canola oil
  • 3 T taco seasoning
  • pinch of cayenne powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • bit of salt
  1. toss the fries together with all the seasonings in a large bowl
  2. preheat oven to 425° and bake on a sheet for 30 min, then flip them and bake another 20-30 min, until browning.