Sweet Potato, Spring Onions and Garlic

I discovered sweet potatoes very late in life, and began cooking with it even later. This is one of my favourite dishes, and it’s a lovely blend of textures and flavours. There’s crisp and crunch and smooth and soft, plus sweet and savoury and garlic all at once in every bite.

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The delightful blend of flavours and textures in this dish makes it quite an addictive snack.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes, washed boiled and thickly sliced
  • Spring onion greens (the green portion), sliced
  • Garlic, sliced or chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges or juice
  • Ghee or butter for frying

Method:

  1. Heat ghee, butter or oil in a pan, enough for shallow frying
  2. Fry the sliced sweet potato until golden brown and crisp on each side. Take off the flame and keep warm.
  3. Add more ghee, butter or oil in a pan, enough to saute the amount of spring onions you have in mind.
  4. Fry some garlic in there until it begins to turn brown. Add the spring onions and a few seconds later, a sprinkle of salt. Cook until it’s as tender as you like.
  5. Serve as a snack, appetiser or side dish with a few wedges of lemon.

Notes:

  • Sweet potato slices can be as thick or thin as you like
  • Don’t fry the sweet potatoes for too long or they’ll go dry
  • When boiling the sweet potato, you know it’s cooked when a knife or fork poked in, goes in easily and comes out just as easily.
  • You can use any type of oil/fat you prefer
  • The spring onions will reduce in quantity after cooking. Use a little extra.
  • You can use the whites of the spring onions too if you want.
  • Experiment with orange juice instead of lemon for a twist.

A video of how I made it.

Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is the founder of Chef at Large, a blog that began in 2007. He enjoys cooking, writing, travelling and technology in addition to being a practising Freemason. Health and wellness is a particularly passionate focus. Sid prefers the company of food and animals to most humans, and can be reached at sid.khullar@chefatlarge.in.