Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
 

Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 2-inch wedges
  • 1 tablespoon Driftless Sunflower or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Instructions
  1. Place potato wedges in a bowl and add oil; toss to coat. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  2. Sprinkle spice mixture over potatoes and toss to coat.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until potatoes are soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.
  4. For added kick on the side by adding one of your kung paos to some ketchup.

 

Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes

Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes
Serves: 5
 

Ingredients
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1” piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 large or 2 medium sweet potato (apr. 1 lb.), peeled or unpeeled
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ c. all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Driftless Sunflower or olive oil
  • 1½ Tbsp. salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • freshly grated nutmeg to taste
  • ¼ c. additional oil for frying

Instructions
  1. Preferably in a food processor, mince garlic & ginger with coriander seed.
  2. Add quartered onion & pulse until onion is minced.
  3. Take out chopping blade & insert grating attachment. Grate sweet potatoes into processor bowl with the onion mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, flour, oil, salt, pepper, & nutmeg.
  5. Stir in sweet potato mixture until well mixed.
  6. Heat about 1 Tbsp. oil in a cast iron or non-stick pan until a drop of water sizzles when flicked into pan.
  7. Reduce heat to medium. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of batter into pan for each pancake.
  8. Fry about 2 minutes on each side, until nicely browned & crispy.
  9. Drain onto a paper towel lined platter (you can keep them warm in a 250 degree oven while you make the rest if you wish) & repeat process until all the batter is gone, adding a bit of oil to the pan before each batch.
  10. I like to serve with creme fraiche & apple chutney. Makes approximately 15 pancakes.