When you SEE a sweet potato at the supermarket It’s hard to imagine the different things It can become.
I’m talking possibilities beyond mashed and baked.
Today I’ll show you the three different dishes that one large sweet potato can make.
1) Shrimp fritters
Bake a sweet potato, peel and mash it in a bowl. Add two eggs, 1/4 cup of almond flour, 1/2 cup of cooked shrimp and some salt, cumin and paprika. Mix the ingredients and form into patties.
Bake the patties at 350 for half an hour or fry them in coconut oil until they cook through.
Yummy. Your sweet potato shrimp fritters are serve.
2) Sweet potato soup
Bake sweet potato, peel and mash it in a bowl. Saute some onions in olive or coconut oil in a pot and add in 2 cups of bone broth. Simmer until it reaches the thickness and consistency you like. If you’d like some protein in it, throw in some shrimp, cooked diced chicken or diced, cooked beef. Add your favorite spices. I like salt, tumeric, oregano and garlic powder in my soups.
A comforting bowl of sweet potato soup coming up.
3) Sweet potato curry
Bake the sweet potato, peel and mash in a bowl. Saute some garlic and hot peppers in olive or coconut oil in a pot.
Add in a 13 ounce can of coconut milk (full fat has the best flavor) and the sweet potato mash and stir and simmer on medium low heat. Add in a few tablespoons of thai curry spices. I like the red curry paste from Thai Kitchen. Add in cooked chopped protein of choice or serve vegan-style. (Finally a Paleo dish you can share with your vegan friends!)
Sweet potato ethnic-style. Here’s the detailed recipe.
4) Healthy sweet potato fries
When I crave fries I simply bake some sweet potato “fries”, technically they are not fried, but that’s exactly what makes them so healthy. Simply slice a raw sweet potato into strips. Ok to leave the skin on. Then cut those strips into smaller strips into the thickness you desire.
And don’t worry about making the slices even. Then toss the raw potatoes in olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika. (Smoked paprika is particularly good on these).
Bake in the oven or toaster/convection oven at 355 for 45 minutes or 10 minutes longer if you like them extra crispy, or you cut the fries thick.
4 easy ways you can enjoy a sweet potato, Paleo-style.
How do you serve your sweet potatoes? Tell me in the comments below.