I love sweet potato fries but add this homemade ketchup and I have an addiction. These were delicious dipped in the homemade ketchup and I rarely eat ketchup! When I do it’s only on two things and fries isn’t one of them. This ketchup would be incredible as a steak sauce with just a couple of adjustments. It would also be great on meatloaf and many more dishes like pork, steak, and roast beef. The hardest part of this recipe is straining it to make sure you have a silky sauce but other than that it’s simple and tasty. There’s no corn syrup or sugar for sweetness. It is sweet though and that’s because of the raisins. I know that there are a number of recipes on the net for sweet potato fries that have you coat them lightly with cornstarch and oil to get them crispier. They do get crispy, but I can taste the cornstarch. I just sprinkle a bit of olive oil and salt then into the oven for 15- 20 mins at 425 F. It’s a personal preference. You want to make sure that the fries aren’t crowded if you want them crisp. If you crowd them in the pan they’ll steam. I made the fries recipe twice—once with just the olive oil and salt and once with the fries tossed in cornstarch and oil. The photo with the fries in the tin can are the ones that I used the cornstarch on.Adapted from In the Cupboard I can’t wait to try this on meatloaf or a steak or more fries. Mmm This post is linked to these great parties: Full Plate Thursday WOW Us on Wednesday
This pineapple chutney is a type of relish and can be sweet, sour, hot or spicy. Chutneys work well on fish, chicken, poultry and as you can see–cream cheese. There are so many tasty varieties to try.
We love pineapple chutney. It’s such a delicious condiment. Usually chutneys are associated with Indian Cuisine and have sweet spicy tangy flavors that are a great addition to other culture’s recipes. In India, chutney usually refers to a freshly ground mixture of herbs, fruits and nuts. This is a Western chutney recipe which is cooked down and has vinegar added.
Just toss the ingredients into the pot and cook it down.
Confused about chutneys, relishes or salsas? Well, a Western chutney is sugar,vinegar and fruit; a relish is sugar, vinegar and vegetables and a salsa generally does not include sugar or too much vinegar.
This pineapple chutney goes well with jerk chicken and a great recipe can be found on Bakers Royale. I made it last week but it didn’t last long enough for photos Mmmmm.
Is it summer yet? Is it summer yet? This is another one of my favorite summer recipes—Pico De Gallo. It’s a refreshing burst of flavors and it is so fast and easy to make. A delish uncooked salsa that works with tortilla chips, a garnish for tacos or fajitas or as a zesty accompaniment to eggs, fish, chicken and pork. Top your grilled burgers with it to add a fresh south-of-the-border flavor. I love using it in my breakfast burrito. Salsas go fast in our house. I make a canned cooked salsa from the fresh veggies we grow in our kitchen garden but we all love the uncooked salsas too.
I could eat this by the bowl full!!