Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sweet Potato and Yams

I've got new sweet potato and yam recipes!

Potato Pancake bread:

- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 cup flour (or 2 T)

Mix together.  Should be paste like.  Scoop out with a 1/3 cup measuring cup onto griddle or pan on medium-low heat.  Brown on one side and then flip.  (If using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, make sure you cook on low because they burn easily)

Sweet Potato/Yam Breakfast Hash- Chunky

Boil potatoes until soft.  Cool.  Slice into rounds.  Fry on pan with a light oil (coconut oil is amazing if using orange yams).  If tolerated, serve with re-fried diced leftover steak or sausage, with some onions, and a fried egg.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash- Pancake style

Grate a white sweet potato and blanch in boiling water until semi-soft.  Drain in a pasta strainer.  Heat griddle/pan on med-hi with copious oil and mash down grated sweet potatoes into a semi-thin disk.  Trun heat off immediately.  Let sit until pan is cool enough to touch, but still warm.  Turn heat on to low.  Cook until done or crispy on one side.  Add a drizzle of oil on top and then flip.  Cook until crispy.

Sweet Potato- Pineapple Curry

- Almost fully cooked/boiled and cooled sweet potatoes
- Pineapple chunks
- Dark greens (kale, bok choy, or spinach work great)
- Onions or garlic (optional)
- Tamari/soy sauce
- Any cooked meat/protein- chicken, tofu, steak, pork, etc
- Veggies (red peppers, tomatoes, celery, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, peas, bamboo shoots, etc)
- Spices (as tolerated or desired): red pepper, black pepper, mustard, mustard seeds, tumeric, cumin, cardamon, ginger, etc)

1) Heat pan with a small amount of oil and fry any whole spices (cloves, cardamon, allspice, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, etc).  Add veggies and onion/garlic to cook.  Add pineapple, tamari/soy sauce and powdered spices.

2) Add meat/protein and dark greens.  Turn off heat and place lid on pan.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes.

Baked Yams

Bake orange yams at 450F in oven for about an hour longer than it takes to cook them.  They will carmalize themselves.

Baked Sweet potatoes

Top with salt and cumin.