Wedges or slices of sweet potatoes, tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and browned. Watch closely as they burn suddenly (evidence in picture). They may not be as moreish as regular potato chips or French fries, but they’re a fun and sweet alternative.
One sweet potato will make 2 portions of snack size or 2 side dishes.
Wash the sweet potato and dry well. You may leave the peel on as this will add to the crunch. Using a hand-held slicer make thin and equal slices. In a bowl, toss with a small amount of olive oil, salt, pepper and any spices of your choice (e.g. paprika, cayenne pepper, chili, oregano).
In the airfryer – set the temperature to 200 Celsius and cook for 10 minutes
Oven – set to 220 Celsius and bake for 8-10 minutes depending on thickness of slices, then flip over and cook for a further 5-8 minutes until crisp and browning to your liking.
Here is the menu for the High Tea which will be served during the upcoming le salon event As The Dust Settles on the 9th March by Spice Kitchen. You may remember these ladies from the regular Patches events. They have modelled the food to match the theme, which is dance, and so..
… the key words were movement, aeration, froth, fluffy, fizziness, lightness, airiness, freedom…as well as the cultural contexts of the different forms of dance which are going to be on display. So theres a hint of the Orient with belly dancing and Hot blooded Hispanics with Tango and Flamenco so this what we have come up with…
Welcome Drink: Sprtizer Royale – white wine spritzer laced with blackcurrant cassis or grenadine
Filo Nests with mango and pepper salsa
Grilled Marrows, peppers and artichokes on a billowy foccacia bed
Spinach and Feta Frittata
Sundried tomato and black olive muffins
Smoke Salmon Dill and Cream cheese wraps
Moroccan Hummus Dip
Raspberry Meringue Swirls with chocolate ganache
Lemon Choux Clouds
Cosmopolitan Jelly shots
Tea & Coffee
Selection of Filter Coffee, Spiced Coffee, and Chai tea
You may have noticed that my posts have drastically slowed down as I am currently using up a lot of my creative energy on the big yearly ‘le salon’ event. I’m sticking to old and trusted recipes when cooking, so new things are rarely coming up at the moment. Please bear with me dear readers. Also, if you’re local (living in Malta) you may be interested in the event itself!
This year the theme of dance was picked, so the food will be chosen to emulate a feeling of freedom, lightness, playfulness and anything evocative of this wonderful thing. When do you dance? When you feel joyful? Nostalgic? In love? I will soon be able to give you updates on the food that will be presented during our high tea too
In the meantime, have a look at an example of last year’s pairing of food with poetry here.