For the August edition of Secret Recipe Club hosted by Tina of Moms Crazy Cooking, I was assigned Steak and Potatoes Kinda Gurl. Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm the polar opposite – I'm an anything but steak and potatoes kinda guy. If I was going to do this, I was doing it my way. I just had to find some inspiration.
I found the inspiration when we went to the Evergreen Brickworks, on the site of the old Don Valley Brickworks. Jacob made some pottery for a community project and helped organize a garden. The guy manning the garden was also making sweet potato fries in a cast-iron pan over a fire. They weren't bad, and they gave me an idea for Secret Recipe Club. I remembered seeing a recipe for garlic oven fries.
|Jacob posing by the newly planted section of garden|
at Evergreen Brickworks.
Does that still count? I hope so!
I was sure to use SPG's method of partially cooking the potatoes in boiling water first - I think that's a very important step for good roasted potatoes, and it's a method I only recently picked up. What a difference it makes!
Grilled Sweet Potato Curry Fries
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and sliced into 1cm-thick fries
- 2-3 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp curry powder
- Boil a pot of water and let potatoes cook for five minutes while the grill heats up to medium.
- Remove potatoes from water and gently dry with a paper towel.
- Combine oil, lemon juice, and curry powder and coat potato slices.
- Grill potatoes for about fifteen minutes, turning every 3-4 minutes so all sides are crispy.
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I liek sweet potato fries, but have never had them griddled. Would add extra flavour, plus have the wow factor with the charred markings.ReplyDelete
Sweet potato fries are a standard around here, but usually baked. The barbecue is quite inspirational.ReplyDelete
I love sweet potatoes. These sound like they will have great flavor.ReplyDelete
This is an interesting concoction. I've never tried a savory version of sweet potatoes.ReplyDelete
I adore sweet potato fries and I haven't had them in years. I'm going to pick up a couple of sweet potatoes this week. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I love how pretty grilled sweet potatoes are! And sweet potatoes with curry powder? Yes please!ReplyDelete
Look delicious Dan!! gloriaReplyDelete
They sure look great! I love sweet potato anything!ReplyDelete
Great twist on my recipe :) I love sweet potato fries, but my fiancee not so much. I'll have to make these for myself one day... love the curry addition :)ReplyDelete
they looks wonderful, have never had sweet potatoe fries, thinking that should be a new item to try....thanks, andiReplyDelete
@Desi: thanks so much! I was worried that you'd be upset when I went so far off course.ReplyDelete
The grill marks are fantastic! Very tasty indeed...TheresaReplyDelete
I really like where you took this recipe. Curry and sweet potatoes all grilled up sounds delicious.ReplyDelete
These sound awesome! Love sweet potatoes!ReplyDelete
I love the grill marks across these fries! And curry powder sounds like a great match for these sweet and savory spuds!ReplyDelete
I'm having fun sharing great recipes like this in SRC!
Great idea to grill the sweet potatoes. The curry addition sounds delicious. Jacob is a super-looking kid!ReplyDelete
sweet potato fries AND curry!!! Two of my favorites :)ReplyDelete
Yum FRIES... anykind!ReplyDelete
Thanks again for being a part of SRC! I just now finished linky everyone and organizing and now I get to visit everyone's blog, THIS IS THE FUN PART!
Come check out my Secret Recipe Club Post: Cucumber Salad http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/cucumber-salad-secret-recipe-club.html
These fries sound delicious! I love that you put your own spin on them - staying true to you =)ReplyDelete
What a great take on sweet potatoes.ReplyDelete
I like sweet potato fries. Really creative idea to put them on the grill!ReplyDelete
Those look delicious! I am pretty sure I've had garlicky sweet potato fries from smash burger, and curry sounds fantastic too. Wonderful selection for the SRC :)ReplyDelete
What a cool way to get inspired in the kitchen. I love using the grill for veggies but haven't tried fries, will have to give that a go! Stopping by from SRC.ReplyDelete
I love sweet potatoes and this is a wonderful addition to my treasure! Glad to be with you in SRC.ReplyDelete
I really like the use of curry with the sweet potatoes :)ReplyDelete
Great idea grilling it. Bet it gave it a nice carmelization!ReplyDelete
Amy @ A Little Nosh
Love sweet potato fries--I bet they are great on the grill. Look delicious!ReplyDelete
My son and I both really enjoy sweet potato fries and your version sounds so delicious. What a great Secret Recipe Club entry. I can't wait to try making these sometime. I can only imagine how the curry powder tastes with these. Grilling sweet potatoes is new to me as well.ReplyDelete
I have never done the boil before bake step. I can't wait to try that!ReplyDelete
depending on how thick you cut the potatoes, you might even want to cut the boiling time. But it does make a difference.ReplyDelete
Delicious! I have not ever boiled them first but then again, they never turn out quite right. I like the idea of adding the curry.ReplyDelete
Ooooh, delcious twist on regular sweet potato fries! I'm definitely bookmarking this one!ReplyDelete
Love this version of sweet potatoes, I have been a long time coming around to enjoying them, I'll try this, Thanks, SuziReplyDelete
Love these fries!ReplyDelete
Stopping by from SRC Group C. Awesome to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Here is my post for August :) http://su.pr/1Sizv9