CHRONIC CURRY FRIES
WITH FRESH AVOCADO WHIP
Urban dictionary defines "chronic" as very high-quality weed, generally with red hairs on it. These fries don't contain any of that. These fries do however, taste amazing, make you feel better than any herb you could ever smoke, and have cayenne pepper on them, which is red and could very possibly resemble small red hairs if you looked hard enough. These fries are bound to have the word "chronic" in their name. Seriously.
These "fries" are one of my favorite go-to cooked recipes. They're flavorful, spicy, filling and taste like a "cheat meal" (whatever that even means.) These curry fries are so special to me because when I first made them in my kitchen in NY I used hand-made curry powder straight from stash of souvenirs I brought back from the Seychelles Islands. How cool is that? Now, I buy my organic curry powder in bulk at the organic Co-op here on O'ahu. And although it is not nearly as good as that Seychellois curry, it is pretty damn close. Pairing these fries with my fresh avocado whip takes this recipe to the next level. Pair this dish wish some steamed veggies, or a large raw green salad and you have a meal that will leave you so incredibly satiated.
This recipe includes lots of commonly found spices and seasonings. One of these spices in particular is Turmeric, which I will discuss further in the text below. The good news with this recipe is that if you don't have every single seasoning I use in the ingredient list, chances are your fries will still taste amazing. Curry is a must though, so make sure you have ample amounts on hand at all times from here on out. Which will be easy to do, once you try (and fall in love with) this recipe. Something else to take note of is that I do not measure the exact amount of spices used in this recipe. Rather, I list the spices used in order of largest to smallest portion size used (i.e. curry powder is first, and ginger powder is last because I use generous amounts of curry, and very little ginger.) This is also because you will have to adjust to the amount of potatoes you are preparing, as well as to how spicy/flavorful you prefer your food. Take it easy with some of the stronger-tasting seasonings to start, and go from there. Remember - You can always add more, but removing individual pieces of ground cayenne pepper off of wet potatoes wedges can be a real b*tch.
- Turmeric - Turmeric has been said to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. It has been used for centuries by holistic healers and wellness practitioners around the globe. It is a powerful medicine that has long been incorporated in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bruises, hemorrhage, toothache, chest pain, and even colic. Turmeric is an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome as well as cystic fibrosis sufferers. As if that's not good enough, this dried powder derived from root of the curcuma longa plant has also been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth and metastases. Get chur' turmeric on my friends. Fo' real.
2 White Skinned Yams
2 Sweet Potatoes
AVOCADO WHIP RECIPE
1 Large Avo
Juice of 1 Lemon
1-2 TSP. RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Thoroughly wash all potatoes and yams before cutting into large chunky wedges. Place potatoes wedges in a bowl and season with Curry Powder, Turmeric, Cumin, Cayenne, Nutmeg , Cinnamon and Ginger Powder. Mix with your (clean) hands in a bowl until spices are distributed evenly throughout. Place potatoes wedges on large baking sheet lined with parchment paper (no oil needed!) Place in oven on 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. After 25 minutes or so, flip potato wedges and continue to cook until both sides are lightly crisped brown. Next, remove pit and scoop 1 full avocado, the juice of 1 fresh lemon and 1-2 tsp. of raw ACV into a high powered blender. Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve as dipping sauce with fries.
Allow chronic curry fries to cool, dip in avocado whip, eat and repeat.
You're so welcome.