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Baked Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

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by chefpriyanka
I love fries- who doesn’t! You’re only LYING to yourself if you say that you don’t like fries. I don’t eat fries because they’re deep-fried and unhealthy. Of course if someone handed me a nice crispy curly fry or waffle fry, I wouldn’t be able to refuse! However, I don’t like getting that greasy, fatty feeling that I generally get after eating deep-fried food; another reason why I avoid fried items!
But, this weekend I made some sweet & spicy sweet potato fries that were amazing- crispy, light, salty, sweet, spicy what can be better than that! Plus, sweet potato is generally low in calories (~150/medium potato) and high in Vitamin A and Dietary Fiber. Baked crisp with melted brown sugar and spicy cayenne- believe me the combination is delicious!
Baked Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries:
  • 3 sweet potatoes- washed & scrubbed
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2-1 tbsp smokey paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • coarse black pepper- few grinds
  • salt- to taste
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar (for garnishing)
  • few sprigs of chive- finely chopped
  • PAM olive oil flavor

1. Preheat oven to 425. In a small bowl whisk together oil, pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika.

2. Cut the potatoes into strips (french-frie size) and lay them on a baking sheet. Pour oil mixture over potatoes and toss until evenly coated. Spray with some pam and make sure each strip is hitting the baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar evenly over potatoes.

3. Bake for 30-35 minutes until darker and crispy, tossing every 10 minutes. Remove and cool. While cooling, sprinkle with remaining brown sugar and garnish with chives. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce- I recommend Honey Mustard YUM :)

Serves 4

Look at those crispy fries sparkling with brown sugar.. yummy..

 

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Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Rosemary, Chili & Chives

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Here’s a great holiday side -dish for our next Christmas party! The title is self-explanatory, but this ain’t no typical Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes.

  • 4 medium Idaho potatoes- scrubbed
  • 2 heads of garlic- tops trimmed off
  • 4 dried cayenne chilies
  • 3-4 sprigs of rosemary- fresh
  • 1 cup fat free half&half (I use Land-o-Lakes Brand)
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 6-7 sprigs of chive- finely chopped
  • 1/3-1/2 cup freshly grated parmigiano cheese
  • salt
  • coarse black pepper
  • PAM olive oil flavor

1. Preheat oven 425 degrees. In a sheet of foil place both garlic heads, chilies, rosemary sprigs, salt and pepper. Spray liberally with PAM and fold foil to create a packet. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes until cloves are soft and rosemary and crispy. Remove and cool.

2. Meanwhile, cut potatoes in half and boil in salted water with peel on until fork tender. In a small bowl squeeze in garlic cloves, add rosemary, chilies, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined and garlic is mushed. Add this mixture to the potatoes and combine thoroughly. In a slow stream, add half&half and light cream. Mash together until smooth and well combined. More or less milk can be used to achieve desired consistency. Then stir in the grated parmigiano. I like smashed potatoes a little chunky and smooth. Taste for salt.

3. Place on a pretty serving platter top with a sprig of rosemary and chopped chives and a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil (if you want!) Dig in!

Serves 6


Nutrition:

I cut the fat by a pretty substantial amount by using light cream instead of heavy cream and fat free half&half. If you want to keep it completely healthy, use only fat free half&half. The consistency will still come out yummy. I also didn’t put any butter, which traditional mashed potatoes have (it’s really not necessary, because the strong rosemary and garlic flavors keep it yummy)! Plus this dish serves 6, so a little light cream won’t kill you ;)

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Baked Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

 

 

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Herbed Brioche Stuffing with Fig & Walnut

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An awesome vegetarian side dish that’s great for the cold weather season. Warm and hearty, this stuffing is filled with my homemade Brioche, dried figs and crunchy walnut. I add some sweet, I add some spice, and you’ve got yourself a great side dish. The leftover can be turned into stuffing muffins, or just reheated and eaten as is.

Herbed Brioche Stuffing with Fig & Walnut:

  • brioche loaf- cubed and dried (overnight preferably)
  • 1 fuji apple- diced
  • 1 white onion- diced
  • 6-7 dried figs- diced
  • 23 cup glazed walnuts (RECIPE BELOW)
  • 1 tbsp sage- fresh chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme- fresh chopped
  • salt- to taste
  • coarse black pepper- few grinds
  • 1-2 tbsp red crushed pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock (low sodium)
  • clove powder- small pinch
  • 1/8 tsp (or less) nutmeg- freshly grated
  • 1/8 tsp (or less) ginger powder
  • PAM Butter Flavor
  • fresh chives- chopped for garnishing

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

1. In a large skillet over medium-low heat spray with pam, add onion and apple. Saute until onions are translucent and apples are slightly soft. Add herbs, red crushed pepper and spices.

Cook for another few minutes until fragrant and soft. Add walnuts, dried figs, dried brioche, salt and pepper. Combine over low heat making sure to coat every piece. Pour into a large rectangular oven-proof dish.

2. Add the vegetable stock and mix until stuffing is moistened and sticking together. Add a few more fresh chopped herbs and taste for salt and pepper. Spread evenly in dish and cover with foil.

3. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until stuffing is cooked and browned. I removed the foil for the last 5-8 minutes, so the top would brown and get crispy.

4. Serve as a side dish to your favorite meal!

Homemade Glazed Walnuts:

  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • PAM Butter Flavor
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter (optional)

1. In a small skillet over medium heat, spray with PAM and add butter. Add walnuts and toss. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until soft and heated through. You don’t want them to burn. Just want them coated and toasted. Remove from the heat and cool before adding to the stuffing.

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Betty’s Sweet Potato Souffle with Marshmallow Topping

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Sweet Potato Souffle with Marshmallow Topping. This is a terrific dish for your holiday table (or any time of the year). It is a blend of mashed, cooked sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, orange juice and orange rind, baked in the oven add topped with marshmallows, which are then toasted for the finishing touch!

Ingredients:

(2) 15-oz. cans sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter, softened
¼ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup orange juice
½ tablespoon orange rind (zest)
8 to 10 large marshmallows

Drain (2) 15-oz. cans sweet potatoes. Place in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until lumps are gone. Add 2 tablespoons butter, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup orange juice, and ½ tablespoon orange rind. Place in a small oven-proof casserole dish, and bake at 350 degrees (F) for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with a topping of marshmallows. If you do not like marshmallows, your may use shredded coconut. Place back in the oven and brown topping until the marshmallows are golden. Serve immediately. Yum! –Betty 

 
 

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Potato Cakes with Smoked Salmon Recipe by Nigella Lawson

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These are little potato pancakes made with “Smash” instant potato, remember “for mash get smash”

 

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Nigella Lawson Roast Poussin and Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Lovely Roast Chicken an Potatoes, real comfort dish here! Prepared by Nigella Lawson.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2011 in Meats, Nigella Lawson, Potatoes

 

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Lamb Cutlets With Rosemary And Garlic Potatoes Recipe

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How to make delicious lamb cutlets with sauteed rosemary and garlic potatoes. Give this one a go, it’s very tasty!

Ingredients:

Lamb cutlets
Salt and pepper
Bunch of rosemary for smoking

Par boiled potatoes
6 cloves of sliced garlic
½ cup coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
Salt to taste
Butter
Oil

I hope you enjoy! :)

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2011 in Lamb, Potatoes

 

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Fast Food Style Hash Browns Recipe

Bleu cheese omelette and hash browns

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How to make delicious fast food style hash browns. A couple of months ago I uploaded a bbq hash brown recipe and received a number of requests on how to make fast food style ones, so here they are!

Ingredients:

4 peeled potatoes — parboiled until they start to soften
1 beaten egg
2 tbs skim milk powder
1/3 cup plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp softened butter
Oil to fry in

I hope you enjoy! :)

 

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Betty’s Deep-Fried Potato Wedges Recipe

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Deep-Fried Potato Wedges. These are Russett potatoes that are boiled in water and chilled overnight, and then cut into wedges for deep-frying.

Ingredients (makes 30 potato wedges):

5 medium-sized potatoes, unpeeled (I used Russett potatoes.)
salted water for boiling potatoes
peanut oil for frying potatoes
sea salt, to taste

In a large pot, place unpeeled potatoes in water that has been salted with 1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste). Bring to a boil and boil for about 25 minutes, or until tender, but not mushy, when tested with a fork. Drain, and cool to room temperature. Place in the refrigerator and chill overnight. To prepare the potatoes, cut each one in half lengthwise. Putting the flat side against the cutting board, slice each potato-half into three equal wedges, for a total of thirty wedges. Heat peanut oil to 350 degrees (F). Carefully place potato wedges into hot oil, in batches. The potato wedges will become brown and crisp very quickly, and they are already cooked in the center. Remove the browned potato wedges to a platter that is covered with paper toweling to drain. When drained, place the Deep-Fried Potato Wedges on a nice serving plate and serve immediately with ketchup. These are great with hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, really just about anything! Enjoy!!! –Betty 

 

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Betty’s Deep-Fried Mashed Potato Balls

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Deep-Fried Mashed Potato Balls. This is a great accompaniment to any dish you would serve with potatoes.

Ingredients:

2 cups cold mashed potatoes (You may use leftover mashed potatoes, or you can make and chill a package of instant mashed potatoes–any flavor; it will make about 2 cups.)
2 well-beaten eggs (I started with one egg in the video, but had to add another to do the whole amount of mashed potatoes.)
freshly ground sea salt, to taste (You may use regular table salt.)
seasoned pepper, to taste (You may use regular ground black pepper or freshly ground peppercorns.)
½ cup cornstarch
1 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs (I used the plain variety, but you may use a flavored type, if you like.)
peanut oil for deep-frying
a sprig of parsley for garnish

Grind sea salt into beaten eggs, to taste. Sprinkle beaten eggs with seasoned pepper, and set aside. Place ½ cup cornstarch in a shallow dish; also place 1 cup fine, dry bread crumbs in another shallow dish. Begin making your Deep-Fried Mashed Potato Balls by first forming a coating the balls: Take enough of the cold mashed potatoes into your hands to roll it into a 1-inch ball. Dip the ball into the egg mixture, then into the cornstarch, then back into the egg mixture, and finally into the breadcrumbs, tossing it gently to get it completely coated. Once it is completely coated, place it on a waiting plate, and repeat the process with the remaining cold mashed potatoes. You will get about 15 balls (or more if you make them a bit smaller than mine). When the balls are formed and coated, place them in the refrigerator or freezer to get them very cold, but not frozen. When ready to deep-fry the balls, put a little more than an inch of peanut oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Let the oil get to about 350 degree (F). Place a ball on a slotted spoon and ease it into the hot oil. It should sizzle. You will be able to tend about 5 or 6 balls at a time. These do not need to be turned or moved, but they should be watched for brownness. When they are nice and brown, remove them from the hot oil with a slotted spoon, and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat this process until all coated potato balls have been deep-fried. Transfer the drained mashed potato balls to a nice serving plate, and garnish with a sprig of parsley. Serve immediately, because they are best when hot! I hope you enjoy this recipe! It is easy and fun, and it is a procedure that I came up with that I wanted to share with you! Love, Betty ♥

 

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