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SWEET POTATO FRIES & CURRY SAUCE

SWEET POTATO FRIES & CURRY SAUCE

I've been searching, and experimenting for a recipe/ product to create an authentic curry sauce, similar to that of a chinese takeaway or even fish and chip shop.

I have impartial views about the sweet potato. I'd much prefer to have a regular potato if I had the choice, but my girlfriend prefers sweet potato. Most of the time I'm stuck in limbo, rather than making two lots of chips, mash or roasties, I've created a compromising dish, mixing what I like about normal potato chips, but retaining the sweet potato element. 

Ingredients Curry Sauce:

  • 50g Butter
  • 50g Plain Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Hot Curry Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 500ml Chicken Stock

Ingredients Sweet Potato Fries:

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes (Sliced Into 1/2cm Strips) 
  • 50g Parmesan (Grated)
  • 50g Breadcrumbs (Fresh Or Shop Brought)
  • Handful Of Fresh Coriander (Roughly Chopped)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp Vegetable/Sunflower Oil

Method Curry Sauce:

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, then add the flour. Stir continuously until a paste forms (Create a roux). Continue cooking for 2 mins.
  2. Add all the spices and continue to cook for a further minute.
  3. Add the chicken stock to the roux gradually, stirring as you go, until you get a smooth sauce. Cook for 5-10 mins, stirring continuously, until the sauce has thickened. Season to taste.

Method Sweet Potato Fries:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/gas mark 6. Mix the sliced sweet potato parmesan, breadcrumbs, paprika and oil in a large bowl, until well coated.
  2. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through and crispy, turning occasionally. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with a the coriander.
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