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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fried Sweet Potato With Onions

Guest Post Written By: Dean - Retronaut42


I woke up wanting to fry up some potatoes, but when I couldn't find any in the house, I decided to substitute in sweet potato instead. The fried sweet potato with onions turned out to be delicious, and the cayenne pepper left a satisfying after-taste!

Estimated preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

You will need:
a medium pot
a medium cast iron or fry pan

Ingredients:
    1 medium sweet potato (or a yam will do)
    1 large onion
    1 and 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    salt to taste
    ground cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
I used an all-purpose spice mix, but you can simply use the following:
    1 pinch dried celery flakes
    1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
    1 pinch dried garlic
    1 pinch dried coriander
    1/2 tsp pinch dried parsley
    1/2 tsp dried oregano

Preparation:
Set a pot of water on stove at high heat, sprinkle some salt to taste in the water. Cut the sweet potato in half, leaving the skin on, and place both halves in the water. Let the sweet potato cook until it is soft when poked with a fork.

While the sweet potato is cooking, peel the onion, and cut into long thin slices, removing the very center pieces. Place the sliced onion into the cast iron or fry pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and cayenne pepper to taste, and the all-purpose spices. Cook at a medium temperature while stirring until all the ingredients mix together. Once the onions start to brown, turn the temperature down to a low heat, and continue cooking and stirring every once in a while until the sweet potato is ready.

Once the sweet potato is finished cooking, remove it from the pot of water with a utensil. Dice the sweet potato, leaving the skin on if desired. Place the sweet potato and 1/2 tbsp olive oil in the pan with the onions, and cook together until the flavors start to merge.

Serve the sweet potatoes and onions while they are still warm on the side of breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Serves: 2-3

Dean, or Retronaut42, loves food, writing, video games, and is interested in becoming a programmer. You can find most of his work at Gamer's Ramble, but you could also check out his blog at Retronaut Blog.

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