Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sweet Potato Curry Puffs
This little side dish was inspired by one of my favorite restaurants, Suwanna in Saint John. They are kind of a Thai/Samosa type side. I served it alongside a Red Thai Curry Beef. So yummy! I know these aren't exact measurements, but I was making it up and winging it. You get the idea.
Here's what I did. I boiled a few sweet potatoes and then drained and mashed them with a little bit of butter. In a frying pan, I sauteed some diced shallots, grated ginger, and pressed garlic with a teaspoon or so of curry powder. I added the sweet potato and mixed up together, allowing the flavors to work together.
I then took some filo dough, brushed a little melted butter over top. I cut the dough into strips and put a spoonful of potato mix on each at the end. I then folded up the puffs into triangles (like samosas or spanikopitas). I brushed a little more melted butter on top of them and baked them at 425* for about 10 minutes.
They worked out better even better than I hoped and can't wait to make them again.