Spicy Sweet Potato Chips (fries)

These are amazing. A Mr G favourite, they are fantastic with meat, a salad and even just for dipping if sliced thin enough. Sweet potatoes are so under used in the U.K.; we are much more likely to buy and use a typical blighty “spud”. Sweet potatoes are so versatile!

This recipe will feed however many people you want it too. I know that sounds vague but it’s true. What I mean is, the size of your sweet potatoes and what you want it be, will influence how many mouths you can feed with one potato. I would make one potato per person as an accompaniment with a meal. Conclude from that what you will.

I should point out that when I make these tasty tatties I wing it with the seasoning. In fact that is my philosophy with most of my cooking, although I do try and keep things measure when I write to you lovely folks.

You will need:

One Potato per person
One tablespoon of low fat oil
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper.
(One tablespoon Cajun spice – Optional).

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius.

  • Peel and wash the sweet potatoes.

Top Tip: You can leave the skin if you want and actually it is a good source of fibre to do just that!

  • Cut into strip – remember the size and thickness of your chips will determine how long they take.
  • Pop them into an oven tray and add ONE tablespoon of low fat oil.
  • Add salt, pepper and a desired spice – we like to use cajun spice!

  • Mix around with your hands to make sure all the chips are coated.
  • Pop your oven tray into your preheated oven
  • Cook for approx 30-40mins until golden brown.

Now when you take them out don’t worry if they aren’t as solid as a regular chip – the matrix of the potato makes a whole different texture.

Now they aren’t ready to decorate your plate and entice your tastebuds!

For crisps (chips for my overseas friends) just cut the potato in thin strips – even try a vegetable peeler!

So there you have it! Give it a go and let me know what you think!

Any questions, just ask!

Ciao!

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

Okay so first of all I apologise for my absence on here but duty has called me to my placement in Lochinver on the west coast of Scotland. By no means is my home a busiling hub of activity but this beautiful part of the world is rural and therefore I am cut off from internet access, hence, no feeding you hungry people! Apologies if you have gone hungry, but I wonder how many of you have tried my previous recipes in this time…? My time up here has kindly allowed me to watch A LOT of inspirational food related television. Of course, this has given me a host of yummy, healthy ideas for you all.
British television seems to be full of the idea of baking and cooking at the minute, a lot centered on the idea of British produce. I think this is a brilliant idea! The idea that everything on my plate has been home-grown on Old MacDonald’s Farm down the road gives me such inspiration. We import so much of our everyday diet and often we don’t use, or know how to use, the items we grow ourselves! We should be supporting our home nations; Britain and elsewhere! One such programme is The Great British Food Revival. If you haven’t seen this, it is definitely worth a look! 

Stay tuned over the next week while I try to make it up to you by letting you back in my kitchen! 🙂

If anyone wants to see where I am – http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/lochinver/lochinver/