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Bread crumbed sweet potatoes

There are things I generally never ate as a child. If you ask me why I never ate them I really wouldn’t have an answer. I just thought that they were gross and generally anything natural or healthy I just did not like. I also had silly things I did not eat like beef!! Now this is a funny story..

When I was a toddler, must have been between 3 and 6, my mum tells me I always made a fuss about beef. I would state with authority that “mimi sikulangi nyama ya ng’ombe nakulanga ya mbuzi pekee” (I do not eat beef I only eat lamb) honestly there was no reason as to why I did not eat nyama ya ng’ombe and I was too young to even know the difference in taste between the two. But I was adamant about it so each time they cooked meat and I was in the kitchen they’d be forced to say “heeee hii nyama ya mbuzi itakuwa tamu” (this goat meat will be very tasty”) and yet they were cooking beef!!!!

My brother Nyaga also went through such a phase when he was around 6 or 7 years old. He was apparently, VERY allergic to the crusts of bread. He would make a big fuss and cry if you did not cut the crust out for him and he was allergic SMH. GOD children are stupid!! So like him and bread crusts I never ate sweet potatoes or enjoyed them till maybe 3 years ago. Now I’m learning new ways of making them like these sweet potato fries and this recipe today.

I do not really have the exact measurements for this as it was such a random make but I bet you will get the drift. I served it with string beans and stir fried chicken breast. Quite healthy I think

HAPPY COOKING!!!

 

Bread Crumbed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  1. 1 large sweet potato, boiled and sliced width wise
  2. 1 cup breadcrumbs
  3. Pepper
  4. Chilies
  5. Garam masala
  6. 1 egg
  7. Oil for frying, about 3 tablespoons

Instructions

Mix the bread crumbs with pepper, chillies and garam masala.

Beat the egg.

Dip the sweet potato into the egg then coat with the breadcrumbs,

Place in hot oil and cook till browned then turn.

EASY PEASY. HAPPY EATING!!

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Baked Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

There are things in life that you NEVER imagined would please you or  excite you. You know the type of thing that you just do coz you know it’s good for you eg walking to the market instead of driving or drinking water instead of Vodka (Mona yes this is for you) or taking Tea instead of Whiskey (Kiboi…:-) Well for me eating Ngwaci (sweet potatoes) is one of those things.

Ngwaci

I bought ngwaci for the 1st time in my life towards the end of last year, coz those are things I eat at home when I’m visiting the folks or up country. Ngwaci’s are tasty but to me there is nothing special about how they taste but the moment I took a bite of these sweet potato fries all my taste buds were UP. Like a weed junkie who has just been given a shot of heroin and you wonder why no one ever told you there better ways to awaken your taste buds.

Baked Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

The fries were spicy and sweet, hot and sweet, my mouth had its own mini “O” because the pleasure was sooo damn unexpected. I mean who knew that ngwaci’s could taste like this? and when you add the Sour cream/sweet chilli deep HEAVEN, its just heaven in you mouth. I promise you even your kids will be begging you for more. HAPPY COOKING!!

Baked Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4

Baked Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

  1. 3 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into "fries"
  2. 2 tablespoons of oil
  3. juice of half a lemon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (more if you want it hotter)
  5. 1 tablespoon of garlic
  6. 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
  7. 1/4 tablespoon of garam masala
  8. For the dip
  9. 1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce
  10. 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

Heat oven to 200C.

In a bowl mix all the spices together then add the sweet potatoes. toss in the marinade and make sure they are well coated. Place in a baking sheet that has been covered with foil. Bake for about 30-35 mins but make sure to check for doneness after 25 minuted depending on your oven.

For Dip

Put the two ingredients in a bowl, either side by side, one on top of the other or mix. Your choice

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