Saturday, May 16, 2015

Spiralizer Sweet Potato Curly Fries

spiralized sweet potato fries

Can One little kitchen gadget help make eating your vegetables happier, healthier, and easier?  These sweet potato curly fries blew me away. They are so easy to make and are baked, not fried, making them a healthy DELICIOUS choice that the entire family can enjoy.


sweet potato spirals
A spiralizer is not electric- it's a simple hand held kitchen tool
If you have a simple spiralizer, I'm sure you love it and use it as much as I do. If you don't have one, you can get one and they are inexpensive. It will change the way you make some of your vegetables and make eating vegetables more interesting, tastier, and easier.

 Spiralizers are relatively inexpensive ( around $15-$30 )  and can help you make amazing raw vegetable noodles from zucchini, beets, sweet potato, white potato, and butternut squash.  You get the feel of a noodle dish but the nutrients, calories, and carbs of a vegetable. You may remember one of my previous posts for zucchini noodles. All the taste without carbs!
plate of zucchini with tomato sauce

If you are looking for ways to cut down on calories and carbs, you can do so with a spiralizer!

  zucchini spaghetti .- low calorie and low carb- very high in taste


sweet potato spiralized



a bowl of sweet potato spirals
Before Baking
Today's recipe is a fun way to eat sweet potatoes.  I made the curls in 5 minutes by using my spiralizer.Then, I tossed the curls in a little oil, popped them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, and placed them into the oven while I went and did something else.

For crispy curly fries. bake about thirty -five minutes; For a softer noodle-like fry ( which is also good) ,  bake about 20-25  minutes.

They cook much faster than regular sweet potato fries because they are so much thinner. They do cook down somewhat, so I figure one medium - large potato per person.

Season Your Fries! 
  • Mexican Fries: Sprinkle with cumin 
  • Cinnamon Fries:  another hit!
  • Cajun Spicy Fries? Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning

How do you like to season your sweet potato fries?

I love the presentation of this healthy side dish, and let's not forget that they are naturally gluten free and vegan!

How do you buy a sprializer?

I bought the   Joyce Chen 51-0662, Saladacco Spiral Slicer, White which is simple to use and makes a  thinner spaghetti noodle strand than my Palermo. ( It also makes a ribbon like strand)

I also have one like this Palermo which makes a little thicker spaghetti type noodle strand.
Spiralizer By Palermo- Voted the Best Vegetable Maker, 

Truthfully, I like them both. But there are many other types of spiralizers available on Amazon to choose from as well like this smaller hand held model ( I've never tried it, but I've heard it works and it's in the $12.00 range.) I've also seen the small hand held ones in some stores.
spiralizers




Author: Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time  : 5-7 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Special Equipment: Spiralizer
Serves: 2 large or 4 small portions

Ingredients: 
2 large sweet potatoes, washed and peeled
1/4 cup of olive oil or coconut oil  ( or use olive oil or coconut oil spray)

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 375
Cut both ends of each sweet potato so they are straight and flat.
Follow the direction on your spiralizer for making spiral noodles ( they are many kinds of spiralizers).  When the noodles are cut ( sprialized) , toss with the olive oil OR spray with olive oil spray. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and then place the cut sweet potatoes on the parchment paper. Bake for abou 35 minutes for a crispy potato or about 25 minutes for a noodle like texture. ( Check after 20 minutes and toss if desired and check for burning)

sweet potato spirals
Toss with Olive Oil 

large cookies sheet with sweet potato fries
Place on a cookie sheet and bake

What kind of spiralizer to you use? How do you like it? 
Leave some comments for those who have never tried one before!
Eat more vegetables- to get life giving nutrients that aren't available in packaged processed food. Make every bite that you or your kids eat count towards your good health and avoid foods that take away from your good health.

When you are healthy you feel energetic, can accomplish more, and can enjoy life more. Kids who eat well can focus better in school and feel more balanced. Adding more fresh energizing vegetables to your diet is a first step in feeling good!


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    18 comments:

    1. I HAVE to try this! Thanks so much for sharing.

      Linda
      http://bestoflongislandandcentralflorida.blogspot.com/

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      1. Linda,
        If you do not have a sprializer, it is a great little investment. You can make so many fun and delicious dishes with it.

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    2. These actually look delicious and I don't even like sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing at #AnythingGoes.

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      1. You don't have do be limited to sweet potatoes. You could try zucchini which is the most popular way t use the spiralizer.

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    3. Those fires look so yummy! I have never seen this gadget before now. This would be really handy to have and I am sure would be a hit with young children.

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      1. Everyone loves food made in the spiralzier. It's a one time small investment to add to your tools and now you will see so many recipes using a sprializer.

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    4. OOhhh I LOVE sweet potato fries in the spiralizer I can't wait to try cinnamon flavored!!

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      1. Great aren't they? Adding a seasoning just makes them even better and you could go sweet or savory

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    5. I love sweet potatoes, I really need to get a spiralizer. Thanks for sharing this!

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      1. Bernadyn,
        I think you would enjoy having one. I've had mine for 10-15 years and I always find some use for it. Remember , you could do the same thing with a white potato too!

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    6. I love sweet potatoes, but I never know what to do with them besides bake them or mash them, so I will definitely have to give this a try! Yum!

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      1. It certainly will add a new way of eating them and when you spiralzie, it cuts down the baking time because the curls are so thin.

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    7. I just picked up a handheld spiralizer and have to give this a try. My kids love eating any type of potato, but making them curly makes them so much better. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday and hope to see you again on Sunday at 6pm PST.

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      1. Go for it! and enjoy your new spiralizer. I never used the hand held models, but I have a friend who has one and loves it.

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    8. Spiralizers are such a handy kitchen tool. I have a Vegetti spiralizer.I can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing your yummy Spiralizer Sweet Potato Curly Fries at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! I am pinning and sharing!

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      1. Deborah,
        I appreciate that you are pinning it and sharing it. It's fun to have more visibility on a recipe! How does the Vegtti hand held gadget work for you. It is certainly the most reasonable, easiest to store, and simple to use.

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    9. Hi Judee,
      We will just love your Fries and can't wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
      Miz Helen

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    10. Spiralizers are a great kitchen tool to have for everyone. I hope you do think about making them because I know you are a fabulous cook.

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