Happy Friday!! A few months ago I stopped by my colleague’s happy hour birthday party at Central Bar, which is an Irish bar in NYC. It was a Friday night during Lent, where I decided to give up cheese and can’t eat meat. In addition, I was on a diet. Given the situation, I was limited to what I can order. After scrolling the menu and I was impressed of the happy hour drink specials. So I decided to participate by ordering the following:
Sweet potato fries $6 – House made sweet potato fries and chipotle mayo
Spiked Arnold Palmer $6 (happy hour) and $9 regular price – Firefly Sweet tea Vodka and housemade lemonade
Food and drink was worth the price for happy hour. The Spiked Arnold Palmer was well-balanced with tea/lemonade mixture and the vodka. The sweet potato fries were perfect to absorb the alcohol content.
Personally, I love sweet potato fries and I was inspired to make my own, but I came across a product when I visited Trader Joes for only $2.29 for a 15 oz. package. The package serves 5 people and each serving size is 3 ounces. Now 3 ounces is equivalent to 5 tablespoons. The fries were very good and well coated.
Recently there was a video posted on Tasty on making sweet potato fries. Below is my product of the recipe. Texture was crispy as I was mixing in the garnishes of salt, cheese and parsley. The addition of cornstarch definitely added crispiness to the fries. I just need more practice on mastering this dish. Meanwhile, I will definitely stick to ordering at a restaurant or bar especially at Central Bar.
Sweet potato fries are a healthy snack. The history and health benefits on consumption are posted on my Meatless Monday post, which was also National Potato Lover’s Day.
Now that Lent is over, I would definitely return to Central Bar and take advantage of the drink specials and their potentially health friendly meat/cheese dishes.