Have a quick and fun recipe for you. Not too healthy, though. Think of these babies as a fun variation of French fries, or something along those lines.
A friend of mine mailed me this recipe thinking it might be worthy of a blog posting. Worthy? Heck, yeah! She knows I’m very picky about the recipes I post. I don’t want to slap up ridiculous recipes just for the sake of blogging. I wasn’t sure about it at first—I’m a very visual person (who would’ve thunk it, with a food photography blog and all that!) and have a tough time ‘seeing‘ a recipe from just a written description—but this seemed like a really fun recipe to try. And it was. It really was.
Kiddo and I both loved it.
2 big sweet potatoes
1/2 cup salted peanuts
2 tbsp dried coconut flakes
1 tsp dried chili flakes
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp oil
Peel the sweet potatoes and turn them into 3/4 inch thick slices.
I didn’t really measure. Just poured quite some oil in my pan. Use a high-heat cooking oil such as peanut, grape or sunflower oil. I opted for peanut oil.
Fry the potato slices over low to medium heat for about 10 minutes. Until brown and soft.
Get yourself 1/2 a cup salted peanuts and transfer them to a food processor.
Add 1 tsp dried chili flakes, 2 tbsp dried coconut flakes, a slightly heaping 1/4 tsp ground ginger (or use some fresh ginger), a garlic clove and 1/4 tsp garam masala. You could also add a little curry powder or ground cumin. Just go nuts! (pun intended)
Don’t forget to flip those potato slices every now and then.
Blitz until the peanuts are pulverized.
Stir 2 tbsp oil in with the peanuts.
Remove the potato slices from the pan, drizzle a little salt over both sides and let them drain on a paper towel.
Preheat your grill. Put some baking paper on a baking tray, place the potato slices on top and spoon the peanut mix over them.
Pop the slices under a hot grill until the peanuts have browned a little. This should go really fast. Like, in 30 to 60 seconds. So keep an eye on them.
It was definitely a fun dish to try. We ate them as a snack, but I can see how these are going to make a great side-dish to (chicken) satay and peanut sauce or any other grilled meat dish!