Friday, November 14, 2008

Sweet Potatoes

In New Zealand, we have the Kumara which is similar to the Sweet Potato. It is roasted whole or halved as with potatoes. It can also be cooked as french fries or rather as chips, as they are a much fatter version. I first ate the delicious Kumara chips in a New Zealand owned burger franchies, BurgerFuel. The chips are so thick like my tall-man finger, and the burger is so big.

The fatter version is better for you as it has less surface to absorb the fatty oil. This is a healthier french fry, the sweet potato chips are par boiled before they are fried. This means the sweet potato is half booked before it is deeped fried. Less time is required, hence less oil, equates healthier french fry, and you feel good.


heat oil in deep frier or a sauce pan.

boil some water in a sauce pan enough to cover the potato french fries.

peel two medium size sweet potatoes.

wash the potatoes.

Cut the sweet potatoes fat like the thickness of you fingers.

put the potatoes in the boiling water for about 3 minutes.

drain and use handy paper towel to wipe as dry and as gently as you can.

fry the potato french fries until crispy.

remove from oil and use paper towel to soak up excess oil.

sprinkle some salt and enjoy.

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