Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: a chewie to share

It is incredibly generous of me.
See these?  There are my skinny sweet tater "fries".  I get them about once a week because that woman thinks I need to watch my weight. Sigh. "Pot, this is kettle.... " Anyway, the momma uses the altar of yumminess- aka EXCALIBUR to make these. And... I have to tell you, while the turkey jerky is still my fav, these are pretty dang delicious. and they do satisfy that need for a good hard chew

And while you can make endless varieties by "seasoning them up" with cinnamon, or turmeric, or marmite [yuh I like that] or even by simply dipping them in stock before you dehydrate them, I really like them "nakid".

Ehmmm.... I am not going to hold back. My momma's friend who is a raw food advocate looooovessss these. and I frankly resent the fact that she gets them on demand.  Seriously momma, where are your loyalties?  They should be here, with your four leggeds.  I mean does she ever give you belly?  Does she wag anything when she sees you?  If anyone should get these "fries" on demand, it should be us.  Not her.
Nuff said.

The why sweet potatoes: nutritional power house! Delivers high  doses of vitamin A and vitamin C and fiber. They build immunity and modulate blood sugar.

The how: wash your sweet potatoes.
Slice them into fry shapes.  If you are going to flavor them, this is when you you place them in a plastic bag with your flavoring agents. [ ie, about 1/4 of a cup of soy, or olive oil, or ketchup. ick, or stock... or marmite [yes auntie Jodi it is delicious...and you can  marinate or 2- hrs or even overnight.] Keep in mind that the dehydration process will reduce volume to about 1/3 of what you started out with. When you are ready to dehydrate, drain the "fries"  place on dehydrator screens, sprinkle  lightly with sea salt and dehydrate at 145 for 1/2 hour. Now, reduce your  temperature to 115 and dehydrate until you get to the desired chewiness. For us that is in about  four hours because we like some chewiness left as opposed to super crispy. But I must say, when the momma forgot them and made them shatter crisp, they were not bad... not bad at all.

Now, how about a taste momma?



stellaroselong said...

Sometimes when my mom's brain is on the ball hers fix's me one in the microwave or oven, Isa really loves them but Margaret and Angus do not.
stella rose

M. K. Clinton said...

I had to pin those fries for later! Those look and sound marvelous. Now I have to borrow my son's dehydrator. BOL! Bark More, Growl Less Barking from the Bayou!

D said...

I love sweet potato fries! :) I will admit that I've never had them with cinnamon but now that you've mentioned that pairing I'll have to give it a go!