The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Sweet Potato Hay

Served at the Inaugural Luncheon, 2013


  • 1 each sweet potato, peeled, sliced thin, cut fine strips, place in cold water
  • 1 quart canola oil, for frying


  1. Heat oil to 350º F in a 1 gallon heavy bottom pot. 

  2. Drain sweet potato and pat dry with paper towels.

  3. Carefully drop a small handful of sweet potato strings in the fryer and allow to crisp and turn golden brown.  Remove with a strainer and place on clean paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Additional Information

  • Course:
  • Servings: 4 servings