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Who says veggies have to be boring?

I got this new toy, a spiral vegetable slicer, for Christmas (yes I’m finally just now using it)  and I absolutely LOVE it, as do my kids.

This is the one I got from Amazon (sorry for the tiny picture)…Product Details

It’s fun and super easy to use. And, it’s a great way to let the kids get involved in helping with dinner. For tonight, we used it to make noodles out of zucchini and curly-q sweet potatoes fries.

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These noodles are great sautéed in some ghee with just salt and pepper but I know the possibilities with this are endless. _DSC8872c

And, the sweet potatoes are great either roasted in the oven or fried in the skillet. Regardless of which way you want to cook them, all you need is 1 large sweet potato, some arrowroot powder (you can get this for about $7 at Whole Foods and some Publix also carry it) and some coconut oil. _DSC8861c

Roasting your sweet potato fries…

Preheat your oven to 400F. In a freezer bag, place your spiral-cut sweet potatoes (1 large) and 1-2 tbsp arrowroot powder. Close bag and shake until well coated. Then add 2 tbsp of melted coconut oil to the potatoes and shake again to coat well. Next place the potatoes flat and evenly on baking pan and cook for about 15 minutes or until crispy. Be sure to spread them out well and also don’t cook too much at once or it will be harder to get crispy. If you use more than 1 potato, use an extra baking pan.

Fying your sweet potato fries…

They are also really great pan fried. Follow the same directions as above but don’t pour the oil in the bag. Instead, pour about 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a large hot pan. add the sweet potatoes and cook until brown and crispy, flipping them once or twice with prongs. Be aware though that they can get a bit messy if you don’t have a screen or cover for your pan.  But man are they sooo good this way it’s worth the mess!!_DSC8879c_DSC8887c_DSC8898c_DSC8929c

Do you have one of these? What do you like to use it for? I would love some other ideas!

  • Ann - I do have one and need to break it out as well! I do find a lot of recipes on the inspiralized website if you’d like to check it out.ReplyCancel

  • Melisa - I do have this same one but haven’t been able to cut sweet potatoes with it. They are so hard and I have to use so much force that I’m afraid it will break the thing, since it is plastic. Plus, it will not stay stuck to the counter when I push that hard. What’s your secret?ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Melisa! Honestly I thought the sweet potatoes were easier since they are firmer. I did use some force but not that much. The kids could even do it once I got it started. You just kind of have to push and turn at the same time. Hope that helps?? Oh and if it doesn’t stay stuck on the counter, try to put just a little water (or saliva) on the bottom. Maybe that will help. Good luck!ReplyCancel

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