So this week has been super busy – but not in a bad way – actually in a really good way – but I’m exhausted. It’s like my brain space has been totally used up. Not so much a good thing when I have two more days of the work week to get through. Also making me exhausted is my new workout plan. Mondays and Wednesdays I now run to my pilates reformer class instead of taking the shuttle. It takes just as long to get there and back and you get some cardio in! Round trip the run is 3.6 miles so add that plus an hour pilates class (today was jumpboards!) plus a 4 mile run last night at 9:30 PM (yes I did workout that late) and I really should be in bed right now.
But I just couldn’t go to bed until I shared my most recent obsession: Shredded sweet potatoes. They’re like a healthier more delicious version of hasbrowns and I’ve found I can easily sub them for a rice/quinoa/other carb option.
Ready for this? Get a sweet potato (or yam), peel it and grate it with a cheese grater. You could easily use a food processor but mine sits under the counter and the cheese grater is easier. I actually grate it right into the pan I plan on sauteing them in so you save a dish. Once you have all the little grated guys in there, spray generously with olive oil (I use a misto) and then add in the seasonings of your choice.
I like a few shakes of granulated garlic, a couple twists of sea salt and a generous amount of cayanne pepper.
From there, cook them over medium high heat. I try to leave them alone for a couple of minutes so they get nice and crispy before flipping to the other side. You do have to be careful and watch these because they burn easily. I usually flip them over a couple of times but they should be done in 5-10 minutes (for one small-medium sized potato).
I could easily eat them plain, on a salad, as a side, with green eggs and ham (I kid, I kid).
But really my favorite way to eat them is like this.
I bet you’d like to know that recipe? Well, you’re just going to have to come back later in the week for it. It’s bedtime around this joint.
Question – what’s your favorite way to eat a sweet potato?