Crispy Curried Sweet Potato Coins

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Wednesday night, while Meghan was making her Balsamic Infused Brussels Sprouts, I got to work on a couple recipes of my own. Well, actually neither of them are my own.

First up, I decided to try out a Kale Salad with Strawberries and Celery by Amy over at Foods For The Soul. I had some celery that was on the verge of death, so I thought this would be the perfect way to use it before it turned into a science experiment in my fridge. I substituted goat cheese for the feta, and added just a drizzle of olive oil.

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This salad was both healthy and taste-y 🙂 Although, if you only sort of like kale, this is not the salad for you. Or I would suggest using a 50/50 blend of kale and spinach, just so the kale is not so overpowering. The strawberry/celery combination was a very interesting taste – I had never tried the two together. Interesting, but not bad!

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I’m really weird about celery. I love it in its stalk form, but for whatever reason, when it’s cut up into small pieces it kinda creeps me out and seems to have a different taste all together. Jeez, I’m strange – the doctors are still trying to figure out what’s wrong with me…I also don’t enjoy cooked celery. Now, that’s really growdy.

After I finished Amy’s nutrient-rich salad, I moved on to another exciting new recipe that was just a teensy weensy bit unhealthier. These Crispy Curried Sweet Potato Coins are fried in coconut oil. So, like I said, just a teensy weensy bit unhealthier.

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I found the recipe for these little treats in Practical Paleo (which my wonderful man dude got for me – he’s so sweet!), which is an in-depth and practical (as the name states) guide to Paleo eating that includes everything from food allergies to shopping guides to meal plans to 100+ recipes! If you eat Paleo, or are interested in it, I REALLY recommend this book. Even if you don’t eat Paleo, but just want to know more about how different foods affect your body, this is a great resource.

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Anyway, back to the gluttony that was about to ensue…

Ingredients:

2 sweet potatoes, peeled
1-2 eggs (depending on the size of your potatoes)
1/2 cup almond flour or sifted coconut flour (I used almond flour)
2 tbsp curry spice blend (1 tbsp-curry powder, 1 tbsp-paprika, 1 tbsp-onion powder, 1 tbsp-salt, and 1/2 tbsp-cinnamon = 4.5 tbsp)
1/4 cup or more of bacon fat or coconut oil (I used coconut oil)

  1. Cut your sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices and set aside on a baking sheet
  2. Combine almond flour and curry spice blend; whisk egg into a separate bowl
  3. Dip each coin into the egg first then the almond flour/spice blend and set back on baking sheet
  4. Put a skillet on medium heat, melt coconut oil, and place breaded coins into the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes on each side (or until golden brown).
  5. Remove coins from skillet and replace with more.

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These were literally amazing. Yes, literally. They really did affect me with great wonder. And Meghan and I made sure that they were gone in a matter of minutes. So good.

I probably only made one sweet potato like this and baked the rest with just the egg and almond flour/spice combination. These are definitely a Paleo delicacy. I will not be making them often. But they’re so gooooood. Wahhhh, I want more!!!! Seriously, I’m not making them again for at least 2 weeks.

As per Meghan, these would be a great appetizer or snack to bring to a party.

Homework: make these, find a way to keep them fresh, and send them to me immediately.

– Rebekah

8 thoughts on “Crispy Curried Sweet Potato Coins

  1. I have this book too. I love it! I started the Whole30 on Jan 1 and have been eating Paleo ever since. Today I actually start her 21 day sugar detox. we will see how it goes. I just found your blog, so far I love it!!

    • Congrats on doing the Whole30! The Whole Life Challenge is what got me goin’ on Paleo. (I’m actually starting up the same diet/exercise regimen again today!) I’ve heard mixed reviews on the 21 day sugar detox – some love it, some hate it. I hope it goes well for you. I really want to try it, so maybe you can let me know how you feel about it once you’re finished 🙂 Oh, and I LOVE this book. I read it most every night before bed; she’s amazing. Thanks for reading!

  2. This salad looks delicious! I love kale and I imagine the combination of sweet strawberry and bitter celery is quite interesting. And don’t even get me started on those coins they look rich and delicious, I will definitely bank this recipe away for future use. (See what I did there? I am really cashing in on the puns)

    • This made belt out in laughter. Jeeeeeez with the puns Mollz! I love em!
      And speaking as a consumer of these coins, not the master chef who made them, THEY ARE TO DIE FOR OMG OMG!

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    • Thanks! Yes, do it for me! I’ve cut dairy out of my diet again so it’ll help me to know at least someone is enjoying it. Um, yeah, those were seriously amazing. I can’t wait to make them again.

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