Before heading off to the see the 2010 Army Soldier show tonight, the 5 Bonicas dined upon patates douces dans le style de l'hôtel (sweet potatoes in the style of the hotel), my latest creation.
Served with brats fried in Lone Star beer.
The soldier show was terrific. It always amazes me the talent that you can find in any community. Beautiful singers, dancers, rappers - and for none of them music was a full time job. They will do this tour and then go back to their units all across the Army. The music was a retrospective going back to Irving Berlin, and then covering Frank Sinatra, Journey, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Alicia Keyes and Jay-Z, and others. Of course there was the obligatory Lee Greenwood song, concluding with the Army Song.
So to make patates douces dans le style de l'hôtel, you slice a medium sweet potato into fries, then nuke them for about 4 minutes (2 minutes, stir, two more minutes)
toss the sweet potato with oil in the wok, fry for about 8-10 minutes until tender but not mushy. cube the banana and toss with the sweet potato. add two packets of honey from Popeye's that you have on the counter. I almost added the pack of BBQ sauce, but decided not to at the last minute. Serve when the banana is slightly browned on your finest plastic.