Spiralized: Rosemary Speckled Squiggly Sweet Potato Fries

IMG_4842

After the great response to my post on spiralizing in Zucchini Spaghetti, I thought I would share another delightful recipe utilizing the same method. I really enjoy using my spiralizer  to make things that my children don’t normally like to eat. Believe it or not, the sweet potato fans in the family are pretty much my dog Bella and I… Until I made these.

IMG_4843

Oh, and I just love the curly-q cuts. And yes, that’s my left ring finger. I’m leaving him for these ;). You can toss these in olive oil for a more Italian flavor but they are equally good using coconut oil.

IMG_4849

Rosemary pairs well with all the root vegetables as well as breads and is great to infuse oils with. It is my most resiliant garden herb. Being woody and an evergreen, it makes it through freezing temps as well as dry summers and my poor gardening skills. I was bummed leaving my enormous rosemary bush at our previous home.

IMG_4844

It is easy to zip the “needles” off by pulling them down in the direction opposite to growth. Sometimes I leave them whole and other times, I give them a rough chop with a big chef’s knife. Cutting or tearing herbs releases their oils and reveals deeper flavor. Because rosemary is pretty chewy when raw, it is one fresh herb that I add in the beginning rather than at the end. Even when it browns during cooking or baking, it is aromatic and delicious.

IMG_4846

One thing to remember is that rosemary has a strong taste so a little goes a long way. It also keeps well longer than other herbs if you purchase it from the grocery store. I like to wrap mine in a paper towel and refrigerate or put in a glass of water. Rosemary has an ancient reputation of improving memory and even stimulating hair growth. It is known to contain Vitamin E as well.

IMG_4850

For best results, I recommend spreading out the sweet potato spirals in a large cookie sheet or even baking in batches.

IMG_4848

This will allow your fries to really crisp up.

IMG_4851

We topped each stack with a creamy cashew sauce boy did that hit the cheese fries spot! I am going to make these again and again both plain and incorporating new toppings!

IMG_4852

I used 2 medium large sweet potatoes and it was only enough for our family of four to have a small helping. I will have to buy the big bag of organic sweet potatoes at Trader Joe’s next time!

Rosemary Speckled Squiggly Sweet Potato Fries

Charlotte Veggie

GF, GRF, DF, NF

Makes a snack or appetizer for 4 – I highly recommend doubling this recipe!

 

Ingredients:

2 medium large to large sweet potatoes

2 tbsp olive or coconut oil

1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

1/2 tsp salt

Freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Peel sweet potatoes then spiralize.

Cut strands down to a length of 2-4 inches.

Toss in a large bowl with oil then herbs and seasoning.

Bake for 25 minutes.

 

For Cheesy Cashew Cream:

Soak 1/3 cup raw whole cashews for 1-3 hours in hot water (or even overnight). Drain.

Combine in your blender with:

juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup water or vegetable broth

1/2 tsp whole grain mustard

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Blend until smooth consistency.

 

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Kedi August 11, 2015, 8:49 pm

    I made this for my hubby and I, and we loved it! Thanks for a great idea.

    • Rajul August 11, 2015, 9:54 pm

      I appreciate the feedback and I’m really happy to hear that!

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts…

Wild Blackberry Lemon Zest Scones (& the Glycemic Index)

Wild Blackberry Lemon Zest Scones (& the Glycemic Index)

I am going to get a little scientific first and discuss the glycemic index. Every food is designated a certain rating on a scale called the Glycemic Index (GI). This number (scale 0-100) correlates to the propensity a food has to raise your blood sugar. The faster and higher your blood sugar (glucose level) rises, [...]

{ 0 comments }
Benefits of Fresh Juice, Juice Bar CLT Discount Code, & My 1st GIVEAWAY!

Benefits of Fresh Juice, Juice Bar CLT Discount Code, & My 1st GIVEAWAY!

Yesterday marked one of the first private organized events that I was invited to as a blogger and "Charlotte Influencer" as it was honorably phrased. It took place at Juice Bar CLT. I was pretty giddy excited to be included and looked forward to networking with likeminded, creative, driven folks. Read on to learn why it's a [...]

{ 45 comments }
Maoz in Philly, Meatless Monday & Stuffed Peppers

Maoz in Philly, Meatless Monday & Stuffed Peppers

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I had a short trip to see see family in Delaware and the closest airport is in Philadelphia where we popped in for lunch. The city is a mecca of delicious sit-down eateries, but we were strapped for time and needed something quick and kid-friendly. I had a satisfying [...]

{ 0 comments }
  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Charlotte Veggie