Posts Tagged ‘sweet potatoes’
October 11, 2013 by Emily
guys…I love sriracha, for realz. Actually, It’s a full on addiction at this point… it goes on almost every single thing I eat. So I always try to find a way to add it to my food during the cooking process, instead of just smothering my food in it after the fact.
Which is how I cme upon making Sriracha salt.. spicy, tangy salt? Seems like a perfect thing for finishing dishes, or topping naturally sweet, fried goodness with!
BOOM! Yeah, these were amazing..and addicting.
For Sriracha Salt:
Mix the salt and sriracha until they are completely incorporated, spread on a cookie sheet and allow that salt to do its dehydrating thing for 2-3 three days. Once dry, scrape and fluff the salt and store in an air tight container.
Want the salt today?! Put the spicy salty mixture into your oven at the lowest setting, stirring every 30-45 minutes, until theres no moisture left… It won’t be instant, but it will move along much faster than air drying!
For the Chips:
-Clean and peel the potatoes.
-Use a mandolin (or a sharp knife and a very steady hand!) to slice the potatoes very thin.
-Soak the potato slices in a bowl with cold water for at least 10 minutes, this allows the potatoes to release some of their starch and makes for a better chip!
-While your potatoes are soaking start heating up your oil in a heavy sauce pan to 375°F
-After the potatoes 10 minute bath, remove from the water and pat dry with paper towels.
-Fry in small batches (about 10-15 slices at a time… otherwise the oil temp will drop too much!) for 2-4 minutes or until the sizzling noise has settled down.
-Remove to cookie sheet lined with paper towels or brown paper bags and immediately sprinkle on the sriracha salt and a little black pepper.
These are best eaten warm, immediately after you make them, but can be stored in an airtight container for about a week… but I can’t promise you’ll be able to keep them that long. I made these last night and woke up this morning only to discovery that Alex ate half of them!
February 10, 2013 by Emily
Even though they don’t know it, it’s Valentines day for puppies too! And what better way to show love for your favorite four legged friend then to give them a tasty, homemade treat?!
See this handsome dude?
That’s Luke aka “The Beast”, and he’s been my favorite snuggle buddy/space heater/toe licker for the past three years, Alex and I picked up got Luke right before “snowpocalypse 2010″ hit Maryland (seriously…. driving home from a getting a leash and crate in the snow… oooph someone commiserate with me on house-training a dog during a blizzard) which means February is also his “gotcha month” so of course I need to give him an extra special present (yes, I also make him birthday cakes out of meatloaf… don’t judge me!)
Beast is a fan of anything food related, but he’s especially fond of sweet potatoes and peanut butter, so bing bang boom…. sweet potato peanutbutter biscuits for my buddy!
What you’ll need:
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup roasted sweet potato
1 teaspoon salt
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2) Place all ingredients into the bowl of a mixer, mix at medium speed until everything is combined. Dough should form a ball, but should not be sticky. 3) Turn dough onto a floured surface and roll to 1/4inch thickness. 4) use cookie cutters to stamp out as many reats as possible, I just happened to have this bone shaped cutter and it’s a good treat size for most dogs, but use anything you have handy. 5) Place the treats on a baking sheet, these do not spread so you can put them very close together without worrying about then turning into on big dog treat. 6) Bake for 30-4o minutes until the treats are hard. 7) Allow to cool completely before putting into storage containers. Then and see if your furry friends will do any tricks!
Luke would only sit… and drool. I took that as a sign that he was impressed by the smell of the treats!
October 23, 2012 by Emily
Sometimes, regardless of what my scale and waistline may want, all I want it a big delicious plate of Italian carbs…ocassionally filled with even more carbs! And while I’m willing to disappoint my scale, I’m not willing to sacrifice my budgets bottom line. Sometimes we all want a restaurant style meal in the comfort of our own home…making a an elegant and satisfying plate of ravioli is easier than you may think!