Foodie Tuesday – Going local with Kamote (Sweet Potato) Fries

One cloudy afternoon I went to my nephew’s school to fetch him. I was a bit early so I decided to sit around and watch all the kids going by. I saw this one kid eating something that looked like french fries. But at a closer view it was covered in what seemed like caramel. That was when I realized that it was the Kamote (Sweet Potato) Fries sold at the canteen.

Unluckily for me, they were all out when I decided to buy some while waiting. So I decided to make my own version. Here is my version:

Ingredients:

Kamote (Sweet Potato)

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Brown Sugar

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1) Peel sweet potatoes and cut into strips.

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2) Deep fry sweet potatoes for 2-3 minutes or until golden.

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3) Dry fried sweet potatoes on a paper towel.

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4) Roll on to brown sugar.

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5) Fry again until sugar caramelizes. (TIP: Add additional sugar in the oil to ensure a good coat of caramelized sugar.)

And now we have our very own Kamote (Sweet Potato) Fries! I’m hooked (too bad I’m on a diet)! Try it now!

YUMMY!

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(Sorry for the blurry pic! I didn’t realize it was blurry up until I published this post. It was too late to retake the pic, the fries were long gone! Hehe

Mac & Cheese Tuesday

I’ve been craving Mac & Cheese for a while now and instead of looking for a place to buy some I decided to explore the kitchen and actually make some. Welcome to my first (documented) cooking session!

I was running low on groceries so I improvised and used leftover Queso de Bola! So this is like a “how to use leftovers” and “no bake” kind of recipe. Two in one! BAM!

Ingredients:

1 200g Elbow Macaroni

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 1 small can Evaporated Milk (or any kind of milk)

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 Quick Melting Cheese (substitute for Cheddar cheese)

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Queso de Bola (substitute for Parmesan cheese)

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Flour

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Black pepper

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Steps:

1. Cook elbow macaroni based on package directions (no picture since I was afraid that my pasta would stick to the pan if I left it to get my camera.)

2. Grate some cheese (Quickmelt and Queso de Bola)

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3. Pour milk in a bowl

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4. Mix 1/2 tablespoon of flour to the milk.

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5. Cook milk and flour mixture in a sauce pan for 2-3 minutes. Add cheeses. (Don’t let this burn!)

P.S. Don’t forget to add a dash of pepper. I actually forgot to do this step. Hehe. But it still tasted good to me. I also added some diced leftover luncheon meat from breakfast.

6. Place cooked macaroni in sauce pan and mix.

Voila! It is done. Bon appétit!

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Original Recipe found here.

Do you wanna try this? Comment below what your thoughts are on this recipe. And don’t hesitate to comment if you have any questions.

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