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Cinco De Mayo Sweet "Potacos"
It was a pleasure to have Constance Curtis join me for my first go at the Sweet "Potaco". Constance works out with me at CrossFit South Bay and is an entrepreneur at heart, check out her event planning business here. She has a knack for the kitchen and a sweet apron!
Thank you, Constance, I appreciate your assistance and I hope you learned a lot.
My brother mentioned the idea of a sweet potaco a while back and we've discussed it a few times since. I ran a test run on the cruncy skin last week and found that a yam (often labeled as a sweet potato) becomes too dark before it is crispy. So, when you make these, be sure to hunt down actual sweet potatoes, which have a lighter, yellow flesh. You can fry these in olive oil, coconut oil, or even lard, just stay away from vegetable oil and hydrogenated oils if you can help it.
As far as filling goes, you can use whichever protein you prefer. I used some carnitas from my Paleo Bank Account, but a simple taco meat of ground beef would work well. You can also used pulled pork, shrimp, or grilled chicken - be creative!
To make the "salsa verde" you'll need some of my Paleo Mayo, so be sure to check out that recipe if you need it. Just remember, the goal is not to memorize recipes, but understand concepts and after a few tries, you should be able to wing a good mayo. Pay attention, learn lots and, above all, have fun!
This is the first video from Wednesday's shoot and I think you'll enjoy it.
Okay guys, I've got a "Fight Night" dinner party to attend to, so I need to get going. There is some amazing content coming up, so please stay tuned and help spread the word.
Get in the kitchen, get your hands dirty, and make some of these "Potacos" for your friends and family.
"Keep It Paleo!"
(Pictured here with my man Vin-Diesel during today's Regional Team beach workout.)