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So! Has the spirilizer craze hit your house yet??
When my oldest was a toddler about 4 years ago, I started using a julienne peeler to make veggies smaller and easier for her to chew and handle. I quickly learned how easy it was to make “noodles” out of just about any vegetable, and through the years my kids have really loved them!
Last year I saved for a spirilizer to make the veggie noodle thing a little more stream lined…and last summer my new spirilizer was on my counter in almost daily use!
Spirilized potatoes make great curly fries (you can use my homemade potato chips method to make them so yummy!), and getting zucchini and summer squash in there makes for great pasta salad or spaghetti night!
Since I spirilize and cook sweet potatoes a little differently than all the rest, I figured it deserved a post all on its own!
When spirilizing sweet potatoes, I don’t use the lever arm to push it through – sweet potatoes are too hard and it just doesn’t work well. I just hook it onto the blade and turn the sweet potato with my hand like turning a door knob.
I have also found that sweet potatoes get to mushy and fall apart when you cook them in the pan – especially if you are cooking them with a bunch of other veggies, seasonings, and oil/butter. One day I decided to try a quick roast on them to see if they would come out less soggy, and it really worked great!
Sweet potato noodles work great at lunch or dinner! I pile up stir fried veggies up on top – you can add some meat or a fried egg too! Don’t forget about the little ones! Sweet potato noodles were my kiddo’s first “spaghetti” tossed with butter and sea salt! It makes a great first food finger food!
- Put your spirilized sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet , and toss with the oil and sea salt. If you are making more you can split them up between 2 baking sheets.
- Roast at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. This will leave them with a little “bite” like a noodle – if you want them softer you can go longer. If you want to crisp them up you can set them under the broiler on high for a few minutes.
Let me know how the sweet potato spirilizing goes!
For more household nourishing staple ideas you can check out my Nourishing Staples board on Pintrest!