ONE’s Sweet Potato Day! Truffle Sweet Potato Frites

by Alice Currah on February 21, 2013. Updated February 28, 2013

When you think of extreme global hunger, visions of children starving around the world probably come to mind.  When you think of what you can do to help, the issue at hand may seem so large, taking action may just seem like a drop of water in a very gigantic bucket.  It may disable you from taking any further action because it may not seem like there is any solution to this devastating problem.

Today we are celebrating Sweet Potato Day as a way to bring support and awareness to this important issue of global hunger.  ONE is a non-partisan and non-profit organization encouraging people like you and me to be a “drop” in the bucket with the hope that millions of “drops” will not only fill the bucket, it will cause the bucket to overflow on a political level.  ONE is a very influential lobbying group which brings the issue of global poverty to the nation’s capital and works with our leaders to continue their commitment to foreign aid.

Today, bloggers are sharing their favorite sweet potato recipes to bring awareness to this important issue.  I am invite you to join us and take action against global poverty.  ONE will never ask you for money.  They are merely inviting you to be an advocate and a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Here are two ways you can directly help:

  • BUDGET http://www.one.org/us/budget/

    • Call to Action: Send letter to congress
    • High Level Messaging: Less then 1% of the US budget is       spent on foreign assistance. These funds are at risk and if these smart       programs are cut, millions could lose access to FOOD, medication and AIDS       treatment
  • FOOD http://www.one.org/us/food/
    • Call to Action: Sign Petition

High Level Messaging: Nutrition is the hidden killer of nearly 2 million children around the world. The sweet potato is serving as the mascot for our cause and we’re going to make it famous! Packed with nutrition and blessed with the ability to grow in many places, the sweet potato is literally saving lives.

 

If you love sweet potatoes as much as I do, I encourage you to visit these great blogs for some fantastic recipes.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos from This Week for Dinner

Truffle Sweet Potato Frites from Savory Sweet Life

Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Stew from Chefdruck

Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits from Food for My Family

Sweet Potato Burgers from Cutie Booty Cakes

What’s Gaby Cooking and Sweet Potato Day

Women and Work and Sweet Potato Day

World Moms Blog and Sweet Potato Day

Go Graham Go and Sweet Potato Day

Cranberry Sweet Potato Crumb Cake from Barbara Bakes

Bourbon and Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes from Boston Mamas

Documama and Sweet Potato Day

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding from Eat the Love

Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage from Kitchen Gadget Girl

Sweet Potato Love To Help End World Hunger from Love That Max

Celebrating Sweet Potato Day with Mom Trends

Sweet Potato Chili from Righteous Bacon

Cooking Sweet Potatoes for Picky Eaters from Rookie Moms

Sweet Potatoes and Global Health from Third Eye Mom

Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Kielbasa ONE Skillet Bake from Tickled Red

Sweet, Dude, Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash from Helen Jane

Oh My Sweet Potato Apple Bake from Bowl Licker

Sweet Potato and Peanut Gratin from Non-Reactive Pan

Sweet Potato Fries from When You Wake Up a Mother (also found on Million Moms Challenge)

 

Truffle Sweet Potato Frites
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Recipe type: Appetiser
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Serves: 4
 
A delicious sweet potato frites (fries) recipe featuring truffle salt
Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 quart peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons truffle salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Cut the sweet potato into match sized sticks.
  2. Place the potatoes in a bowl of cold water and soak for 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and allow them to dry for 15 minutes on a kitchen towel.
  3. Add the potatoes to a zip lock bag and add the flour to coat them.
  4. Preheat a deep pot of oil to 350 degrees F.
  5. Fry the potatoes in small batches for 5-6 minutes. Remove the potatoes and place them on a cookie sheet lined with a paper towel.
  6. Allow them to rest for 3 minutes before frying again for 3 minutes.
  7. Salt them with the truffle salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.
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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Annie February 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Wow. I need to try this recipe! Thanks Alice :D

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Diana February 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

These look awesome, Alice. I’m seriously going to have to start my own sweet potato farm by the time I get through all these recipes.

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jane February 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

alice – those fries look AMAZING. so happy I could work on this with you. xoxo

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com February 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm

My kind of fries! Love the flavors here, Alice :)

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Jen Burden@WorldMomsBlog February 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Oh yeah, fries! And classy ones, with truffles. Love it!

Let’s help stop hunger!

Jen :)

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Sarah February 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm

These look stone cold delicious, and good on you for getting involved with such a great cause!

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Shaina February 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm

These are gorgeous, Alice. I could use a plate for dinner.

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Barbara @ Barbara Bakes February 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm

What a beautiful plate of crispy fries.

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Jennifer February 25, 2013 at 3:42 am

Look really delicious… wooooahh…

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