Do you prepare hot dishes for new year's eve? Or maybe you are planning a holiday lunch on January 1? I suggest as a side dish to prepare sweet potatoes, cut into cubes and baked in the oven. It looks like a sweet potato fries and crunches almost as well. However, this side dish has an important difference from the popular fast food - it is baked in the oven, which means it is much more useful.
Prepare the ingredients and a large baking sheet, and turn on the oven to heat up to 205°C.
You can take any spices to taste, and replace fresh thyme with dried ones.
Cut the sweet potatoes I'll be using the food processor, and features "cutting fries."
I cleaned the sweet potato and cut it in half lengthwise so that the tubers can easily fit into the loading hole.
The combine coped with the task in less than 1 minute at a speed of "1".
The photo shows that in addition to the bars, there are small pieces that are not suitable for making this side dish. Therefore, I have an impromptu second dish, which I will talk about in parallel with the main recipe.
Transfer the sweet potatoes to a bowl of cold water and leave for 30 minutes. This procedure will make the sweet potato even more crispy.
Now we throw the sweet potato on a sieve so that the water runs off.
Next, I selected large blocks, put them on a paper towel to remove the remaining moisture. And small pieces laid out in portion forms for baking.
Put the prepared sweet potato cubes in a deep bowl, add vegetable oil, starch, a mixture of spices and salt.
Mix everything with your hands so that each piece of sweet potato is covered with starch and spices, and then put the bars in a single layer on a baking sheet covered with baking parchment. Spread the thyme sprigs on top.
Send the sweet potato in the preheated oven to bake for 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, stir in the sweet potato and return it back for another 15 minutes.
The baking time may vary depending on the characteristics of the oven and the size of the sweet potato bars.
While the Yam side dish is being prepared, I will return to my impromptu: small pieces of Yam are already spread out in two serving molds. Next, I made a white Roux sauce from flour, butter, and milk. This sauce I generously salted, seasoned to taste with pepper and nutmeg, and then poured into molds with sweet potatoes. I added finely chopped smoked sausages on top and rubbed everything with cheese.
I sent the molds with the future casserole in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
And here's what I got: a casserole without proportions, where everything is to taste.
Tender sweet Yam, with a smoked sausage flavor and a crunchy cheese crust.