During the past few years, sweet potato fries have become a standard option to the usual french fries. And as the sweet tuber has captured the imagination of today’s chefs in all kinds of new ways, diners are surprised to find sweet potatoes everywhere. Always sweet, but not cloyingly so, these spuds are amazingly versatile. You can accentuate the sweet by adding brown sugar, molasses and traditional pie spices, or you can contrast the sweet with chile or hot pepper sauce. You can round them into a savory side by using herbs like thyme and rosemary, or you can roast them with other root vegetables for an unexpectedly sweet bite. The options are endless. Here are two of our favorites.
Sweet Potato Quiche Crust
Start your favorite quiche with a sweet-potato crust.
• 3 ½ cups shredded sweet potatoes (It’s best to hand-grate these on the large side of a box grater or use the grater tool on your
• 1 egg white
• 1 tbsp. flour
(use gluten-free if needed)
• 2 tsp. extra virgin
• ¾ tsp. kosher salt
• ¼ tsp. fresh ground
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray a 9-inch cast iron skillet or other oven proof skillet with cooking oil.
Place the shredded sweet potatoes in a bowl of water and toss around to release some of the starch. Drain and place the sweet potatoes in a clean towel and squeeze out any excess liquid. Place the sweet potatoes back in the bowl, add in the egg white, flour, salt and pepper and toss until coated.
Dump the sweet potato mixture into the prepared skillet and press into an even layer along the bottom and up the sides.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. If the edges of the potato crust get too dark, cover the quiche loosely with tin foil.
Remove from the oven and add in your favorite quiche filling. A goat cheese and thyme filling makes a good match with this crust.
Easy-Make Sweet Potato Chips
• 1 Sweet Potato
• 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
• 1/2 tsp. sea salt plus more for topping
• 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cut a sweet potato into very thin slices.
3. Combine 1 tbsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. sea salt and 1½ tsp. chili powder in a bowl.
4. Toss the sweet potato slices in the oil mixture and arrange on baking sheet in a single layer.
5. Bake chips in the oven for 10 minutes and then flip and roast another 10 minutes. Broil for a couple of minutes to make them nice and crispy.
6. Sprinkle with salt while hot.
Mix up your flavor profiles with these ideal pairings.
Herbs & Spices Produce Sweet
Chili pepper Lime Pecans
Cilantro Onions Maple Syrup
Cinnamon Carrot Brown Sugar
Garlic Walnuts Molasses
Ginger Oranges Marshmallows (of course!)