Cayenne and Coconut Sugar Sweet Potato Fries

Cayenne and Coconut Sugar Sweet Potato Fries for Verily Magazine

This week I’m sharing a recent favorite of mine—the sweet and spicy rendition of the sweet potato fry. I made these a couple weeks ago for a dinner party here in my building, and I think I can say that they were a hit. Head on over to the Verily blog to get the recipe and make some of these for yourself!

RECIPE ADVENTURES | sweet potato & fig salad


This delicious recipe comes to us from The New Vegetarian, a collection of Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s inventive, modern vegetarian recipes.

I made no changes on this recipe, and it turned out quite delicious! I’ve been using my new skill of making balsamic reduction sauce all over the place now thanks to this adventure (see pizza from Monday’s post). My potatoes were a bit large, and I’m not a skilled knives-woman, so some of the potato slices were cooked nicer than others. I really can’t complain about it though. This was a very inventive dish that I was ecstatic to prepare and eat. This was also my first venture into purchasing figs! I had a fresh one for the first time a couple weeks ago, and have been going crazy about them since. So sad that they’ll be out of season in a matter of days….must stock up!