Eat the Falling Leaves

Photo by Eric Staudenmaier for Clare Crespo 

Photo by Eric Staudenmaier for Clare Crespo 

The leaves are falling! the leaves are falling! Its like natural confetti falling from the sky! Let's revel in this moment by making this dish which is seasonal in its appearance AND its ingredients!

 

FALL LEAVES

1 baking potato

1 sweet potato

1 yam

olive oil

salt and pepper

     1.   Preheat oven to 450°. Slice potatoes lengthwise into ½” slices. 2. With a knife, carefully cut slices into leaf shapes. 3. Pour some olive oil onto a rimmed baking tray and smear it around with a paper towel. 4. Place potato “leaves” on tray and drizzle a little more olive oil on top. 5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 6. Bake for 15 minutes. 7. Get a grown-up to remove leaves from oven and flip them over with a spatula. Return them to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes until leaves have browned slightly. 8. Remove from oven and serve in little leaf piles like you just raked them up.

 

Makes 4 servings as a side dish or a snack.