Last weekend, Eric and I took a trip down to New Jersey to visit my family. There was lots to celebrate: my mother’s birthday, the return of the snowbirds (my grandparents) from Boca, and the recent milestone of my niece turning one. Along with that, we also had tickets to see The Book of Mormon, a present from my parents, sister and brother-in-law to Eric for his 30th birthday, which was last June. Back in October, we took a look at available dates and the only tickets we could get were for April. Crazy right? Let me just say that it was TOTALLY worth the wait. I’ve seen my share of Broadway shows, and this was definitely one of the best theatergoing experiences. If you can get tickets… go!
The weekend also marked the start of Passover. While neither Eric nor I are religious, it was really nice cooking up a big meal with my family (if you think Thanksgiving is a production, try hosting a Seder). I learned a lot this weekend about what goes into a lot of Passover dishes (matzo meal, obviously… but, also, potato starch). Don’t worry. I’ll be sure to fill you in on all of the tips and tricks next year.
For those of you still observing Passover, I thought these Sweet Potato Fries would make for a nice break from all that matzo you’ve been chowing down on. Now, I’m pretty sure sriracha is Passover friendly. My understanding is that it consists of chilies and garlic. But maybe there’s something else. Nevertheless, these would be quite good without the sriracha (though that kick is really nice).
Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Creme Fraiche
makes 4-6 servings
3 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges or rounds
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup crème fraîche
1–2 teaspoons Sriracha
Preheat oven to 400°. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and spread out in a single layer. Roast until golden brown and slightly crispy, 25–35 minutes.
Mix crème fraîche and Sriracha in a small bowl. Serve sweet potato fries with Sriracha crème fraîche for dipping.