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Air-Fried Sweet Potatoes

These slightly crispy air-fried sweet potatoes are super easy to make and they are great as side dish or as a healthy snack in between meals.

Before I go on with the post, sorry for not “visiting” you lately…we were on vacation and just got back a couple of days ago…we visited part of Croatia in a small ship through the Adriatic Sea, it was a lot of fun, met great people and enjoyed fantastic food…sharing some pictures are at the end of the post in case you are interested…now back to the post…

– Why air-fried sweet potatoes are healthy?

Air-fried sweet potato fries are made with less fat than traditional fries, so they are a healthier version with less fat and calories for you when craving for conventional fried potatoes or sweet potatoes.

– Very easy, almost no work

You will need only a few ingredients and very small work for these air-fried sweet potatoes.

– Seasoning?

I like it almost plain…just a bit of salt after air-fried…the contrast of the sweet and savory is magical…but feel free to coat with your favorite herb or any dip you like. The possibilities are endless…

– Air-fried sweet potato tips?

Yes, for even cooking try to cut the sweet potato as uniform as possible, either thin or thick…and place them in one single layer or close to it…that’s it!

– Thin or thick cut?

It all depends, sometimes I like it thin for extra crispness and sometimes I like it thick, so the middle is soft and moist, contrasting with the crisp layer on the outside.

– Are you ready for the sweet potatoes fries in the air-fryer

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Any seasoning if using

Method:

Preheat air-fryer to 400oF.

As stated above, try to cut them as uniform as possible.

Toss with olive oil, salt and/or any herbs.

Cook in batches, without overcrowding the basket.

Cook for approximately 8 – 10 minutes if the fries are thin and around 14-16 minutes for thicker cuts.

Make sure to flip the basket half way.

Serve warm…with or without your favorite dipping sauce.

– If you enjoy this super simple recipe using an air-fryer you might want to check on these…

Did you know that sweet potatoes contain soluble fiber? Moreover, sweet potatoes also contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and potassium. Since sweet potatoes come with all variety of colors they are loaded of nutrients, especially the purple and orange.

And here I have some pictures of our cruise through Adriatic Sea where we visited many Croatian islands, small part of Slovenia and Venice…

Sorry for the long post…

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Chef’s Dinner at Le Blanc, Cancun

Today I am sharing with you what we experienced at Le Blanc, Cancun for Chef’s Dinner. It was a lot of fun and super entertaining. I hope you get to experience it one day…

Every year for the past 4 years we have been going to Cancun for vacation, the kind of  real vacation were we do not have to worry about anything while vacationing, just relaxing and enjoying the surroundings.

Don’t take me wrong, there is another kind of vacation that we enjoy too, the ones that we get to see the world, and learn about the history and how people live.  On this kind of vacation because we go to places that we have never been before we try to see and learn as much as we can.  Once the vacation is over we always feel that we need a vacation to recover…I am sure that you know what I am talking about.

Going back to our trip to Cancun…this time we stayed in Le Blanc.  Le Blanc is the “high end” of the resorts which we are member of. Anyway, it was a phenomenal experience from the arrival to the departure. In this post I want to give you a little taste of the one of the highlights of our stay…Chef’s Dinner.

In spite of dining out quite often, this is the first time that I post something that was not cooked/baked at home. If you have been following my blog, you know that this is the case.  So why am I posting this? Let me tell you, it was such an amazing experience that I had to share with you…and I hope somehow I can fairly present it to you at this post.

The dinner was held in the kitchen, yes, they had a little and very intimate counter for 3 couples.  We were all seating facing the main kitchen, as we subject our palate to detectable flavors our eyes got to witness the “craziness” and the many activities taking place in the kitchen.

We were greeted and accompanied throughout the dinner by the executive chef, Marco Antonio Cazares and the sous chef, Guillermo Romero. During the dining experience other chefs from the Asian, Italian and French restaurant came along as well.  Each dish was paired with different wine as well as champagne.

We got to taste 9 different dishes, they were all fantastic.  All the dishes had their uniqueness taste and the presentation was so pretty that many times I just felt that I did not want to disturb the plate.

The whole dinner was so interactive and entertaining.  We talked and ate throughout the evening.

Thank you chef Marco Antonio Cazares!

 

Disclaimer: The resort/restaurant reviews are solely based on mine experience.  All opinions in this review are my own and I was not compensated in any way to write this review.

 

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