Sweet Potato?!

So today was my first time tackling a Sweet Potato, what could possibly go wrong?!

I often go to a little cafe called Relish, and they do the most beautiful food and of course, the reason for this story - one of their signature foods is Sweet Potato Fries.
I mean come on, look at this food! *_*
I love Sweet Potato Fries way, way, WAY too much - so I wanted to try them for myself.
Oh no.

I started off by peeling the Sweet Potato.
I don't actually know if you're even meant to peel it - it just felt like the right thing to do. I mean come on, you peel normal potatoes so why wouldn't you peel a Sweet Potato? They aren't that much different are they?

Apart from making the sink an absolute mess with getting potato peel everywhere and almost cutting my hand with the peeler multiple times, this actually went reasonably okay.

This photo is basically me just boasting about how well I peeled those potatoes.
Look at the little one, what even is that?!
It takes real skill to peel something that is that much of an awkward shape.
You can also now see the peeler SHARP THING I was working with.
Me and Sweet potatoes just weren't meant to be.

I got out a bigger knife.
I'm only asking for trouble now.
This is the furthest I got doing my Sweet Potato Fries alone.
I couldn't actually push the knife any further into the potato - it was really tough!
Either that or I'm really pathetically weak.
I need to work out... or get cooking potato cutting lessons.

So after all this hoo-ha, my boyfriend took over and actually managed to cut the monster potatoes, and I clearly forgot to keep taking pictures... so this is the end of my tragic potato story!
On the bright side, all of my fingers are still intact.
For those who'd like to know:
I put the potatoes on a tin foil lined baking tray covered in oil, pepper and salt for 20 minutes in the oven.
The result of them was cooked... but not crisp - could have been much better.
If anyone has any tips, they would be very much appreciated.
Going to attempt round two tomorrow - watch this space!

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