We had an unexpected guest for dinner tonight; my dad! Usually he comes on mondays, but because of the easter holidays he decided to invite himself on tuesday. Whenever my father comes over for dinner I try to make him something ‘special’, or at least something he would not make himself. Well, Sweet Potato is not something he is familiar with… and I just l♥ve sweet potatoes!
Did you know that sweet potatoes actually aren’t ‘real’ potatoes but that they are tubers, also known as ‘Bataat’. Officially they are a vegetable and not a potato! Sweet potatoes have a delicious sweet taste, you really don’t have to add much to these superb and tasty veggies! The Bataat is high in vitamin A and C and the minerals calcium, calium and magnesium. Compared to regular potatoes, the sweet potato has less carbohydrates and more fibers. You need less to feel saturated and they peek up the bloodsugar less them the regular potato does, which prevents a high insuline peek! (why is this so positive? Read more about it here)
I decided to make sweet potatoes fries from the oven, and a Chicken-&-Veggie burger to go along, together with a green salad. My dad loved it, and so did I!
Sweet potato fries
preheat the oven to 225 degrees celcius. Chop the sweet potatoes in fry-like-shape or wedges and put them in a baking tray. Drizzle a little olive oil over the fries and sprinkle some seasalt and paprikapowder on top. Shake well and put the fries in the oven for about 35 minutes. I like them when they are done and soft on the inside but have a bit of a crust on the outside.
Chicken-&-Veggie–burger (8 pieces)
For the burgers you need:
- 600 grams of chickenfilet (minced, I did this myself in a foodprocessor)
- one large carrot (shredded into julienne, did this also with the foodprocessor)
- 60 grams of oatmeal
- 1 egg
- 2 onions (chopped)
- few stems of flat parsley (finely chopped)
- 2 gloves of garlic (crushed)
- a dash of seasalt.
First heat a little olive oil in a pan and glaze the onion together with the garlic, then add the oatmeal. Put into a bowl after about 2 minutes and let it cool down for a while. When it’s cooled, add the minced chicken, the shredded carrot, the chopped parsley, the egg and a dash of salt to the bowl en mix well with your hands. Make 8 hamburgers out of this mixture. Put them on a plate and store in the fridge until it’s time to cook them (takes about 10 minutes, so time this with the potato fries). To bake the chicken-&-veggie-burgers just heat some oil or butter in a baking pan and bake for about 5 minutes each side. Turn around regularly.
Serve the sweet potato fries and the chicken-&-veggie-burgers together with a salad of your preference.