Monday, May 31, 2010

Sweet Potato Fries with Mayo Dip and Beef Ribs -Yummm

Okay...I made this dish without a recipe and it turned out pretty good.

I've tried making sweet potato fries a few times, but they never seem to be as crisp as the ones in the restaurants.  So I did a bit of research.

Sweet Potato Fries

  •   The trick is to slice your potatoes
  • Soak them in cold water for 5-10 minutes to remove any excess starch
  • Thoroughly dry the potatoes and then lightly dust the potatoes with cornstarch or potato starch.
  • Deep fry immediately in hot oil 350 degrees.
  • Remove when golden brown
Mayo Dip - This was yummy

1cup of Mayonnaise (Hellmans)
1 tsp lemon rind
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Chipoltle powder ( I use a full tsp. Taste as you go.  Some like it hot and some not)
 splash of tobasco sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

Baked Beef Ribs

2-3lbs of Beef Ribs
1/3 cup Soy Sauce
3/4 cup Red Wine
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp Flour
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
4 Cloves minced garlic
1 pinch of curry powder

Season the ribs with salt and pepper.  Dust ribs in flour and brown in 1/4 cup of olive oil.

Once the ribs have been browned place in a deep baking pan and add the rest of your ingredients.  Bake at 425 degrees until tender.  Strain the sauce and reduce the sauce until it's nice and syrupy. Add sauce back to the ribs and serve.