At last, at long last, I leave the stupid pie section behind me. Today's recipe is the final one in that section; I've also moved out of main dishes and into sides. By now, I'm almost a third of the way through the cookbook; I figure I'll finish about next Thanksgiving!
Sweet Potato Fries
Large sweet potato
Ground red pepper
Honey or maple syrup (optional)
Super-easy recipe here. Simply cut the potato into spears, toss with seasonings and oil, then bake at 350 until done, about 45 min. The honey and maple syrup are for dipping; I tried one of each for review purposes. The effect is interesting, but VERY sweet; I still prefer ketchup.
I have been waiting eagerly for this recipe---I love home-made fries and sweet potatoes in almost any form. I added some Italian seasoning for a little extra flavor, but the whole thing was delicious. I will definitely be making this one again.
9 inch pie crust
Butter or margarine
This pie was a little more complicated than some of the others. It requires beating the butter til fluffy, adding the sugar, then adding the eggs one at a time while mixing with an electric mixer. I didn't pay attention to the directions, so I dumped all my eggs in at once, but it doesn't seem to have been catastrophic. After everything is blended, you pour it into the pie crust and arrange pecans on top. Then off to the bottom shelf of the oven for about an hour at 350.
This is a difficult recipe to review because I hate pecan pie and always have. Egg pudding. That's all it is. Having made it, I consider it even grosser than I did before, because I've seen it in it's virgin state. Unbaked, it looks like omelet pie. But my dad likes pecan pie, and he said this one is edible. He did say there was something weird with the sugar, like maybe my sugar didn't dissolve. Maybe I'll take the rest of it to potluck, because I think it's asking too much of any man to expect him to consume a whole pecan pie himself.