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)…
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.
These noodles are great sautéed in some ghee with just salt and pepper but I know the possibilities with this are endless.
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.
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!!
Do you have one of these? What do you like to use it for? I would love some other ideas!