Monday, July 21, 2008

Sweet potato fries; vegetable contest; prized baking sheets

The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission is probably a little biased, but sweet potatoes really might be the healthiest, vitaminiest vegetable, as the NCSPC purports. Another org (not the sweet potato people) rated 58 vegetables by calculating the percentages of USRDA for Vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, folate, copper, and fiber. Sweet potatoes got the highest score out of the 58 veggies... 582 points. Raw carrots rolled in at a distant second at 434.

Sweet potatoes are almost fat-free, until you fry* them in oil! That's what we did last weekend, because I love oven fries with my veggie burger.

*Actually, we bake our fries, because deep-frying is a slippery slope, my friends. We just give them a light coat of a nice, fruity olive oil, sprinkle on a little sea salt, then bake them at 400 degrees on an inexpensive cookie sheet. (Ben and I have one cheapy cookie sheet from the grocery store that is allowed to get greasy and messed up and thrown in the garbage after 6 or 8 months. Our nice ones are sacred, though.)

1 comment:

  1. Love them sweet potatoes...I'm actually not on Facebook! I am on My Space though...and Good Reads if yr into that. Also, I totally wish I could have sent you guys some Mighty Os! They have got to start shipping them again.