Friday we had chicken nuggets (just cut up some chicken breasts, coat w/ breadcrumbs and bake) and sweet potato fries. I got the fry recipe from the Biggest Loser cookbook (snagged a few recipes before giving it to Sara:). I have sweet potatoes in the freezer that I’ve already cut in fry shape and partially boiled. So the fries are super easy. Last night we had hobo dinners. Most people probably already know how to make them, but we never had them growing up. So I’ll post the “recipe” anyway. We always make these when we go camping, but I like to make them at home once in a while too (especially since we didn’t go camping this year). They are great for prep ahead meals. Then just toss them into the oven about an hour before you want to eat.
Parmesan Pepper Sweet Potato Fries
1/2 lb. sweet potatoes, cut in 1/4″ thick sticks
1 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. EVOO
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. paprika
pinch of cayenne, salt and pepper
Heat oven to 450. In medium bowl toss all ingredients. Place in single layer on non-stick baking sheet (I always spray mine). Bake 8 min. Flip potatoes. Bake 10-12 min. more, until tender and browned.
*I use pre-cooked potatoes so that I’m just crisping them in the oven and don’t have to worry about them getting cooked all the way through. I usually bake mine for about 30 min.
You can use whatever quantity you like of all the ingredients for each hobo dinner (1 per person). Form a patty with the beef. Lay it on a piece of tinfoil. Add layers of potatoes, carrots and onion. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Make a foil packet around the food. Bake for about 1 hour at 375-400. This is kind of the traditional hobo dinner. But you can really put anything you want in it. I’ve used ground turkey and chicken chunks before. And I usually add more veggies to mine…whatever I have on hand. It’s nice to be able to make each dinner the way each person likes it. Serve it with lots of ketchup 🙂
*To make them over a camp fire use heavy duty tinfoil and use 2 layers. Place the packets into the fire. Cook for 30 min., flipping after 15 min.