My favourite type of meal to eat (especially on holiday) is tapas. Being someone who has a handful of meals they like the look of when faced with their favourite type of book (a menu), a few dishes of different types of food is definitely the way forward. Recently I have enjoyed making tapas for dinner- makes seven o’clock on a weekday in England far more exotic. Tapas, for me, must include typical side dishes and I recently started making my own coconut, chilli and honey sweet potato fries as a healthy alternative to any potato sort of dish you might have at a restaurant.
Ingredients | For two pretending to holiday in the UK
- 2 big sweet potatoes
- A few pinches of pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp chilli flakes
- Boil the kettle with enough water to fill a large pan. Meanwhile slice each potato lengthwise and then cut them into thin, long fries (mine aren’t so large in the picture but medium-large potatoes make the best thin and long fries!)
- Place the fries in the pan, sprinkle the salt over them to evenly cover. Fill the pan with water and boil for 8-10 minutes- or until they’re slightly softened
- Put the coconut oil on a baking tray and heat it in the oven on gas mark six until the oil has melted. Move the tray so that the oil evenly coats it
- Once the potatoes are boiled, drain them and place on the tray, making sure none are touching
- Evenly coat the fries with the honey, chilli flakes and a couple of pinches of salt before turning them to make sure they all are coated with flavour
- Cook for 20-30 minutes, turning them halfway through
I like to eat these with my stuffed peppers, sweet chilli sausages and a big salad. Depending on what coconut oil you get, these will vary in coconut-strength and mine gives it quite a mild flavour which makes it yum for me!
~ Kat ~