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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Recipe | Cheesy Jerk Sweet Potato Fries

When it comes to cooking, I'm kind of a 'fling it all in and see' kinda gal. I'm lucky enough to say that this has rarely disappointed and ended in disaster and in actual fact.. I usually end up making some of my fave meals this way and after tweeting about my new sweet potato discovery (which is super easy by the way), I found that the recipe was pretty highly requested..So.. here it is:

When it comes to measurements, I tend to just guestimate based on what I'm feeling that day and I encourage you to do the same so if you love jerk? Add more.. if you hate ginger.. add less etc.

You will need:
-A few teaspoons of coconut oil (Just pop it in a microwave to melt your little lump)
- 1 sweet potato per person
- 2-3 teaspoons of ground ginger
-2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon
-A whole heap of grated cheese (I went for mild so as to not overpower the jerky goodness)
-A few good grinds of salt & pepper
- 2-3 tablespoons of good jerk seasoning (My fave is Dunns River)
-Jerk sauce ( Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce & Marinade is the best thing since sliced bread)

Good? Okay lets go..

1.Okay so the first thing you're going to want to do is set your oven to gas mark 8/9 which is about 230/40 degrees celcius. Wash your sweet potato/s and start chopping it/them up into thin fry like shapes. I'm normally more of a thick wedge person but in this instance, I'm all about the skinny fries. Make sure to keep the skin on for a bit more taste and texture (Or don't.. y'know.. do what you want)
2. Once you're done chopping, whack your fries into a single(ish) layer on a baking tray (or two) and drizzle your melted coconut oil over them. Give them a bit of a swish to give them a good coating and then add all of your dry herbs & spices (You don't need the cheese or jerk sauce just yet) Give them a final swish around to make sure they're all happy and coated and then they're good to go into the oven for 20-25 minutes at which point, you'll be pulling them back out again. Don't be afraid to go to town here on the spices and seasoning.. every little helps!
3. Once you've taken these badboys out of the oven, they should be looking suitably more crispy and yummy than when you first put them into the oven and that can only mean one thing: Cheese time.
First things first, you're going to want to drizzle the jerk sauce all over the top of the fries. I tend to just pour it in a zig-zag motion until I feel like it's jerky enough. Then, go wild and sprinkle your cheese all over the top. Mmmmm. Then, just pop your fries back into the oven for a further 5-10 minutes until all of the cheese is melty melty.
4. Now then, this is the really easy bit. Take your fries out of the oven and scoop them up onto a plate or bowl of your choice. Obviously make sure to take a picture of them before tucking in so you can use it to tweet me about how much you LOVED them haha.

So there you go! Simple as pie.. (that's a saying right?) 
Let me know what you thought of my first recipe post (I know it's not the usual lisptick or boot obsession but y'know.. everybody loves sweet potatoes) and make sure to drop me a line if you try them out! 
Happy Cooking!

P.s prizes go to all who managed to avoid associating the first image with anything of the phallic variety. Apologies to those who didn't.


  1. These look great - such a pitty I don't eat sweet potatoes


  2. Goddammit!! Fingers crossed this comment works this time! :D

    I'm so excited you manged to get this post done - I've been waiting for it to give it a go for AAAAGES. (or since you last mentioned it, rather) :D

    I find the hardest part of making the fries is actually cutting the fries! I start off with good intentions but they always turn out looking more like wedges :D

    Have you ever tried it with a little truffle oil on top with the cheese? Oh lord - it taste SO GOOD!

    Mark | That Gent Mark

  3. Oh my goodness. These look SO good, melted cheese definitely improves everything. I've always had trouble oven baking sweet potato fries, I can never get them crispy so I'm definitely going to give this a go!

  4. Wow I need these in my life immediately!

  5. Those look INCREDIBLE and now I'm being all adult and stuff in my new place I can totally try them out ^_^ Maybe I'll make them for you when you come and visit me. Maybe. I need to make them for myself and practice not setting the flat on fire first. ;)
    LJLV | UK Personal Style

  6. I absolutely love sweet potato and I'm always looking for new recipes so I'll definitely be trying this one, it looks amazing! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles


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