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Never had them before but after hearing that Burger King now offers them, I
decided to try them. They sound good.

I went to the grocery store on Saturday and I was going to walk across the
street to Burger King to try some. Instead, I just bought one sweet potato
to make them at home.

I just cut one up and fried it and while draining I put on some salt and
pepper.

YUM! Good stuff.

Guess I'll still try the BK ones sometime soon to compare.

Gary

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On Jul 17, 3:15*pm, Gary wrote:
Never had them before but after hearing that Burger King now offers them, I
decided to try them. They sound good.

I went to the grocery store on Saturday and I was going to walk across the
street to Burger King to try some. *Instead, I just bought one sweet potato
to make them at home.

I just cut one up and fried it and while draining I put on some salt and
pepper.

YUM! *Good stuff.

Guess I'll still try the BK ones sometime soon to compare.

Gary


I'm sure yours would be better plus no crap in them.
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On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:15:35 -0400, Gary wrote:

Never had them before but after hearing that Burger King now offers them, I
decided to try them. They sound good.

I went to the grocery store on Saturday and I was going to walk across the
street to Burger King to try some. Instead, I just bought one sweet potato
to make them at home.

I just cut one up and fried it and while draining I put on some salt and
pepper.

YUM! Good stuff.

Guess I'll still try the BK ones sometime soon to compare.

Gary


I get the sweet potato fries at Pappy's Smokehouse BBQ here in STL:

http://www.pappyssmokehouse.com/Menu.php

YUM!!! And Pappy's has some of the best smoked ribs too! Can't speak
to anything eklse they make cause I always get the ribs!

John Kuthe...
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On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:15:35 -0400, Gary wrote:

Guess I'll still try the BK ones sometime soon to compare.


You can buy them frozen at Trader Joe's too.

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Gary wrote:

Never had them before but after hearing that Burger King now offers them, I
decided to try them. They sound good.

I went to the grocery store on Saturday and I was going to walk across the
street to Burger King to try some. Instead, I just bought one sweet potato
to make them at home.

I just cut one up and fried it and while draining I put on some salt and
pepper.

YUM! Good stuff.


We mostly do either sweet potato or those Okinowan Sweet potatoes for
fries. I prefer the Okinowans- my son likes the sweet potatoes.

Lately I've been soaking them in a strong brine for an hour or two-
then drying well before frying. No more salt needed. [for me,
anyway]

The brine is- 2 quarts of water, a cup of salt-- a cup of white
vinegar if I'm in the mood. I put a plate on them to hold them down.
[1/2"x1/2" fries]

Jim


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On 7/17/2012 4:15 PM, Gary wrote:
Never had them before but after hearing that Burger King now offers them, I
decided to try them. They sound good.

I went to the grocery store on Saturday and I was going to walk across the
street to Burger King to try some. Instead, I just bought one sweet potato
to make them at home.

I just cut one up and fried it and while draining I put on some salt and
pepper.

YUM! Good stuff.

Guess I'll still try the BK ones sometime soon to compare.

Gary


Homemade: tossed lightly with olive oil and your favorite spice blend
and baked till tender are healthier and delicious.

gloria p
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try a bag of crinkle cut sweet potatoe fries from the freezer section at
the grocery store and bake-excellent!

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On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:52:43 -0400, Jim Elbrecht
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We mostly do either sweet potato or those Okinowan Sweet potatoes for
fries. I prefer the Okinowans- my son likes the sweet potatoes.


Are those the white ones? I just started buying them recently and
they taste great.... but real sweet potatoes are still "orange" to me.


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Sqwertz wrote:
On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:23:16 GMT, l, not -l wrote:

On 17-Jul-2012, sf wrote:

On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:15:35 -0400, Gary wrote:

Guess I'll still try the BK ones sometime soon to compare.

You can buy them frozen at Trader Joe's too.


There is also a McCain brand of frozen Sweet Potato Fries widely available
in supermarkets here (STL)


Alexia is the sweet potato brand I see around here, 3-4 different
varieties/flavors. I picked up a bag today. And put it right back
down. I've never had a sweet potato fry that was decent. They are
always limper and lack the crispness of true french fries - even from
the restaurants I've tried.

-sw


True French fries are pretty limp. After they sit, they really get limp.
If you could figure how McDonald's manufactures theirs, you could make
crisp sweet potato fries. I don't remember what the consistency was of the
sweet ones I ad, but I preferred regular potatoes.

Greg
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On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:15:35 -0400, Gary wrote:

Guess I'll still try the BK ones sometime soon to compare.


You can buy them frozen at Trader Joe's too.


Or any grocery store.




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On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:23:16 GMT, l, not -l wrote:

On 17-Jul-2012, sf wrote:

On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:15:35 -0400, Gary wrote:

Guess I'll still try the BK ones sometime soon to compare.

You can buy them frozen at Trader Joe's too.


There is also a McCain brand of frozen Sweet Potato Fries widely
available
in supermarkets here (STL)


Alexia is the sweet potato brand I see around here, 3-4 different
varieties/flavors. I picked up a bag today. And put it right back
down. I've never had a sweet potato fry that was decent. They are
always limper and lack the crispness of true french fries - even from
the restaurants I've tried.


I bought those for my daughter. Although she liked them, she said the
restaurant kind are better. Perhaps the difference being that they fry
them. I bake them in the oven. No doubt they are probably the same brand.


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Sqwertz wrote:
On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:23:16 GMT, l, not -l wrote:

On 17-Jul-2012, sf wrote:

On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:15:35 -0400, Gary wrote:

Guess I'll still try the BK ones sometime soon to compare.

You can buy them frozen at Trader Joe's too.

There is also a McCain brand of frozen Sweet Potato Fries widely
available
in supermarkets here (STL)


Alexia is the sweet potato brand I see around here, 3-4 different
varieties/flavors. I picked up a bag today. And put it right back
down. I've never had a sweet potato fry that was decent. They are
always limper and lack the crispness of true french fries - even from
the restaurants I've tried.

-sw


True French fries are pretty limp. After they sit, they really get limp.
If you could figure how McDonald's manufactures theirs, you could make
crisp sweet potato fries. I don't remember what the consistency was of the
sweet ones I ad, but I preferred regular potatoes.


McDonald's adds stuff that you wouldn't normally want. There is beef, wheat
and milk in the fries. Some places use a sugar spray coating on them to
keep them crisp.


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On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:18:18 -0500, Sqwertz
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Alexia is the sweet potato brand I see around here, 3-4 different
varieties/flavors. I picked up a bag today. And put it right back
down. I've never had a sweet potato fry that was decent. They are
always limper and lack the crispness of true french fries - even from
the restaurants I've tried.

-sw


The ones at BK are crispier than most, but I bet they are coated with
something to make them that way. Still not a crispy as a regular
potato though; just not the right chemical composition.
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On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:26:42 -0700, sf wrote:

On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:52:43 -0400, Jim Elbrecht
wrote:

We mostly do either sweet potato or those Okinowan Sweet potatoes for
fries. I prefer the Okinowans- my son likes the sweet potatoes.


Are those the white ones? I just started buying them recently and
they taste great


Red on the outside- 'off white'(?) on the inside. Shaped like a sweet
potato, not a Idaho red. Ever-so-slightly sweet.

.... but real sweet potatoes are still "orange" to me.


I agree. And while I won't call sweet potatoes 'Yam' - even
when the market does- I stick with what they call those potatoes from
Okinawa.

Jim
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On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:23:55 -0400, Jim Elbrecht
wrote:

On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:26:42 -0700, sf wrote:

On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:52:43 -0400, Jim Elbrecht
wrote:

We mostly do either sweet potato or those Okinowan Sweet potatoes for
fries. I prefer the Okinowans- my son likes the sweet potatoes.


Are those the white ones? I just started buying them recently and
they taste great


Red on the outside- 'off white'(?) on the inside. Shaped like a sweet
potato, not a Idaho red. Ever-so-slightly sweet.


Yes they're "sweet potato" shaped, but the "white" ones available
where I shop are brown on the outside.

.... but real sweet potatoes are still "orange" to me.


I agree. And while I won't call sweet potatoes 'Yam' - even
when the market does- I stick with what they call those potatoes from
Okinawa.

Guess I haven't seen them after all, not familiar with anything called
"Okinawa". They're labeled by what color the flesh is and it doesn't
get any fancier than that.


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