A few weeks ago, I made a pretty horrendous dinner. Half of it was literally inedible and the other half was a huge plate of mushy sweet potato wedges. While it was edible, it was not great. The potatoes had gone to mush and were pretty burnt on the outside. Slathered in mayonnaise and ketchup, they were barely passable. That is when I realized that it would be good to have a nice, fail safe recipe for sweet potato wedges in my back pocket, moving forward.
One of my favourite restaurants to go to when we lived in Vancouver was Chewies. What was strange was that I liked the food, but I wasn’t completely crazy about it. I just loved the ambience (and the oysters if it was a special occasion). The one thing I always made sure to order when we went was the fried okra with remoulade. That, I was pretty crazy about. So, imagine my disappointment when I went back to Chewies the last time we were in town and they told us that the fried okra had been taken off the menu. How could they get rid of that crispy, crunchy goodness that I could dip in a creamy, slightly spicy, tangy sauce. There was only one thing left to do.