I can’t believe I haven’t shared sweet potato fries on here before, I absolutely love them! I also loove salmon (in case you hadn’t already noticed on my other posts!) but one of my housemates doesn’t like it and we take it in turns to cook so I can’t do this meal very often 😦 However, it is super easy and quick to prepare!
Ingredients to serve three:
- Three salmon steaks (I used Tesco Value range which is their cheapest and it still tasted lovely! It worked out at about £3)
- Reduced fat red pesto (£1, Tesco)
- Sweet potaotes (£1.25, Tesco)
- Dried paprika (£0.85, Tesco)
- Plain flour (£0.40, Tesco)
- Broccoli (£0.49, Tesco)
- Green beans (I used frozen – £0.85, Tesco)
- Turn the oven on to 220C.
- Peel the potatoes (you can leave the skin on if you want but give them a good scrub) and then slice into small strips, a bit like carrots batons.
- Pour oil into in a large roasting tray, about a centimetre deep, and heat in the oven for 3-5 minutes.
- In a bowl sprinkle roughly two tablespoons of flour, one tablespoon of paprika and add freshly ground salt and pepper. Add the sweet potatoes to the bowl and mix together.
- Take the roasting tray out of the oven and lay out the sweet potatoes in it. I think it they get crispier if they’re not touching, so it helps to be quite neat here! Time for roughly 30 minutes.
- Add a blob of pesto onto each salmon steak, wrap in tin foil and place on a baking tray. When the potatoes have had 10 minutes put the salmon in the oven, on the next shelf down.
- When there’s 5/10 minutes to go prepare your veg
- When you take the sweet potatoes out lay them out on kitchen towel so it can absorb the excess oil.
Preparation time: 10/15 minutes
Cooking time: roughly 30 minutes
Cost per portion: roughly £1.80
I hope you like this recipe. I know I used a lot of oil to make the sweet potatoes – I find it’s the only way I can get them crisp – so let me know if you have any tips or tricks!