• Crispy Curried Sweet Potato Coins

    October 26, 2012


    I loved, loved, loved today’s lunch. It included a bunch of Crispy Curried Sweet Potato Coins!


    Lunch also included a couple of leftover Spiced Mini Burgers from last night’s dinner. My plate was filled with a bunch of food orbs and it just didn’t look pretty, so I didn’t bother to snap a pic, but I promise it was delicious!

    So, as you probably know, I’m a tad obsessed with the recipes in Practical Paleo. I’ve made (and loved!) a bunch of them so far and the Curry Spice Blend, which is in the Sweet Potato Coins, has been life-changing for me. I add it to tons of dishes now!


    I really love these recipes and thought you guys might too, so I asked Diane (the author of Practical Paleo) if I could share them on CNC and she agreed, so here they are! ENJOY!!

    Crispy Curried Sweet Potato Coins


    • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
    • 1/2 cup almond flour or sifted coconut flour
    • 2 tablespoons Curry Spice Blend (recipe below)
    • 1-2 eggs beaten (use 2 if you have very large sweet potatoes)
    • 1/4 cup or more of bacon fat, coconut oil, or ghee


    1. Slice the sweet potatoes into 1/4-inch coins. Place them onto a baking sheet, and set aside.
    2. With a fork or whisk, combine almond or sifted coconut flour and the spice blend in a bowl. Set up a “station” and dip the sweet potato coins into the egg, then the flour mixture. After completing each coin, set them back onto the baking sheet.
    3. Place a large skillet over medium heat, and melt the cooking fat. Use enough to cover the bottom of the skillet completely. Place the “breaded” sweet potato coins into the skillet, and allow them to cook for approximately 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Add more fat to the skillet as needed so that the level remains constant.
    4. Remove the potatoes from the skillet as they are finished, and replace them in the skillet with more until the entire batch is done.

    Yields approximately 4 servings

    CHANGE IT UP: If you prefer to bake your sweet potato coins, combine the egg, flour mixture, and cooking fat together to create a batter. Dip each coin, and then place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cook in the oven for approximately 20-30 minutes at 350*F or until they are golden brown on the outside and fork-tender.

    Curry Spice Blend

    • 1 tablespoon curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon sea salt

    Yields 4.5 tablespoons

    When I make these Crispy Curried Sweet Potato Coins, my method is a little different. I usually have leftover Sweet Potato Wedges in the refrigerator, so I mashed them up and mix in the Curry Spice Blend (minus the sea salt. I think it tastes too salty, but try it. You might like it that way!) Next, I set up my “station” and form the sweet potato into balls, which I roll in the flour mixture and then egg. Finally, I cook the “breaded” sweet potato coins in coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat until they’re browned on both sides.


    If you decide to make your Crispy Curried Sweet Potato Coins this way, be sure to eat all of the leftover sweet potato. The Curried Spice Blend tastes awesome in it!


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    I’m off to walk the pug and then go to CrossFit!

    Happy weekend, friends!

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    { 24 comments… read them below or add one }

    Sabrina October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I love that cookbook! Best investment I’ve made this fall!


    Tina October 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Same here! 🙂


    clare @ fittingitallin October 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I’m going to her book signing in Dallas on Monday! Can’t wait!


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Oh my gosh! What’s wrong Murphy?! 😉


    Kerry @ Totes My Oats October 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    All of those recipes out of that book sound amazing! I think I need to invest in it.


    Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily October 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I don’t even like sweet potatoes, but these look delicious!


    Chase October 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Oh my gosh! That is the most pathetic pug face ever!


    Clare October 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Oh Murphy, so cute! Can’t wait to try this, I seriously need to invest in that book too.. 😉 Have a wonderful weekend!


    Nicole October 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you Diane for letting her share the recipes on CNC, the meals that have already been mentioned sound delicious! I LOVE sweet potatoes, will be making these very soon!


    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    um holy bejesus, those look so good! I would have never thought to make sweet potatoes like that, when I saw the title I assumed you just sliced them!


    Erica October 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Still LOLing at Murphy!!!! 😛


    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers October 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    What a simply delicious recipe!! I am not sure what to make for dinner tonight, but now I’m thinking crispy curried sweet potatoes!!


    Kristen @ notsodomesticated October 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Could Murphy look any more human?? Too funny!


    Lauren October 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I’m all over these! 🙂


    Tammie Grey October 27, 2012 at 3:36 am

    another fantastic way of cooking potatoes!


    McKay October 27, 2012 at 6:19 am

    In case anyone is wondering, these do not work with regular flour and baking them. I was trying to use up all my flour before opening the almond flour and I should have found another way. They were delicious but weird! Must try again…


    Leanne @ healthful pursuit October 27, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Wow yum. I’d have a hard time not just eating it all out of the processor. Great recipe!


    Kristen @ Change of Pace October 27, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I’m making these for dinner! I just got Practical Paleo but haven’t opened it just yet. Can’t wait to read it 🙂


    melanie October 27, 2012 at 9:46 am

    haha – Murphy’s face!!


    Shana October 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Those look incredible! I would probably leave the salt out of the blend altogether and just salt the dish to taste.


    Amy @ Elephant Eats October 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Ooh, this recipe sounds amazing!


    Ali October 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Any idea what the Paleo gurus suggest for people who have nut allergies? I’ve noticed the recipes you’ve been sharing have a lot of almond or coconut flour in them (both of which people with tree nuts allergies can’t have).
    I’d love any ideas for what you could replace those with because the recipes look great!


    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance October 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Just another recipe I am going to have to try. I am still enjoying leftovers of the Paleo Pad Thai-veggies only. I would be completely content in being covered in curry myself, so anything curry I am game!


    Matthew October 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    No wonder that pug is sad, he’d love to get some potato coins.


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