Awhile back I splurged on a pricy item at Whole Foods, actual wasabi powder and it wasn’t cheap! Since the real stuff is expensive to produce, most of the wasabi in the US is actually a blend of horseradish and mustard. That’s not a bad thing, but I wanted to see if the real stuff is any different from the cheaper blends. Sadly, I’ve hardly used this little jar because I keep forgetting about it.
But that ended tonight when I saw a recipe for wasabi fries in this week’s issue of VegNews. I would have followed the recipe if I had all the ingredients for it, like russet potatoes and rice vinegar. But I didn’t and ended up inventing my own version using up some sweet potatoes that needed to be used soon!
Wasabi Sweet Potato Fries
- 4 cups of raw sweet potatoes chopped into fries
- 1 tbsp. of wasabi powder
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil, softened
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 drops of liquid stevia
- 2 tbsp. dulse flakes
Preheat oven for 425 degrees. Mix coconut oil, wasabi powder, apple cider vinegar, and stevia in a small bowl until pasty. In a large bowl, toss the fries with the mixture and sprinkle in the dulse flakes and salt. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place fries on the paper. Bake fries for 30 minutes, or until edges are crispy. Makes about 4 servings.
Summer has officially arrived for me when the raw coconut oil is liquified in the pantry, no softening needed. And it finally is!
I managed to keep all the fries in the bowl while tossing, go me!
After baking, the fries didn’t look very different, but had crispy edges and a warm, gooey center.
I paired them with a large, avocado-heavy salad, great comfort meal after a day of shopping and tackling house chores.
The sweet and spicy flavor is present, but not too spicy at all. The wasabi worked well with the coconut oil and sweetness from the sweet potatoes and NuNaturals liquid stevia.
Simple and tasty, perfect end to a relaxing weekend.
Happy Mother’s Day to those celebrating, hope it’s been a great day. I went out to lunch and a little shopping with my mom today which is always a great way to spend the day. :-)