Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Steak

recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Steak and dressing

Early chaotic mornings are not my thing just because I work late, and then waking up after only few hours of sleep puts me in a cranky mood...and that is strange considering that most of the time I have huge smile on my face, meaning that I am pretty happy person. I have to make new schedule and go to sleep early because school is staring tomorrow...this summer break sure passed by quickly!
My youngest son will start Kindergarten, and I don't think that I will be able to hold back and not cry. 
I started to be emotional a month ago, and he would sit next to me and say things like: " mom, it's ok, we gonna have our special breakfasts on weekends. I will be fine going to school, so you just have to work and be happy". 
I mean how to hold back the tears, and not let your heart melt when he say something like that... he is only 5 1/2.
Homemade and delicious with the easy recipe Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Steak
After they start school everything changes. Of course mother's love never will, but you know year after year they are getting older as well as we are. You start to remember things when they were little such as when they walked for the first time, say mommy and daddy, or even when they started to eat solid food. I know each year will bring something, something new for them, but it's just hard to let it go...When I start thinking about my oldest son, he was just like Daniel. He would say cute things to me, but now when he is hitting early puberty sarcasm wakes up, school crushes, girlfriends, long talks with friends, and not much time for me anymore...so I was holding to my babies as long as I could to let them know that I am here for them. I was blessed enough to be stay at home mom and be with my kids for those first 5-6 years before they started new chapter of their life, and I'm really thankful to my husband who was always supporting me to be home. Of course I will be by their side always, but those first years I will treasure forever.

I have for you today an incredible meal or you can even call it salad...
Balance of flavors, and fantastic combination. It is sweet, sour and bit spicy...
It puts this meal on my top 5 best dishes that I've tried in last few months.


Homemade and delicious with the easy recipe Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Steak

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Steak

Inspired by "the complete book of main course"
Serves 2
Ingredients:
  • 2 Sweet potatoes, sliced into fries
  • 2 Steaks
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Oil
Dressing:
  • 1 garlic clove, 
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tbs. Cilantro(coriander), chopped
  • 1/2 Fresh Chili Pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbs. Yellow Mustard (or Dijon Mustard)
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 3 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 2 Shallots, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven on 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line the baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Wash the Potatoes, peel and cut into long strips for the Fries. Soak in the cold water for about 10 minutes then dry with kitchen towel, preferably cotton. Season Sweet potato fries with salt, pepper and oil. Toss them with your hands to code each of the fries. Roast potatoes for 20 minutes or until they are tender and look done. 
  3. Season the steaks with Salt and Pepper. Put on the grill or on the stove pan with oil. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or more depending how thick steak is and/or how you prefer it. I like mine medium rare, so 3-4 minutes on each side on high temp was just enough. Once it's done place it in the aluminium foil and close so the air would not come in. Keep it there until it's ready to be served.
Dressing Prep:
  1. You can use food processor and place everything in there or chop/mince it by yourself. 
  2. I used food processor. It was convenient and this thick dressing was done in a few minutes.
Assembly:
  1. Cut the steaks into thin strips, place sweet potato fries next to it or on top, and spoon the dressing over. You can eat it hot or cold. 

Enjoy!


Sending you all virtual hugs!

Your friend,
Sandra  

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38 comments :

  1. Sweet Potatoes are so much better and tastier I feel..
    This dish looks fantastic Sandra... Lovely combination of flavors...

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  2. Wow Sandra!!! This looks so amazing! I love the sweet potatoes. They are just so delicious!

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  3. @Reem, Thank you! I thought so too..i liked the flavor of sweet, sour and just a bit of heat too!

    @Raven, Aww thank you!!!

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  4. Oh the steak look succulent! The combination of different flavors differently made this dish heavenly.
    As for the kids, well, I understand how you feel. My son is almost 15 and I still don't like it when he leaves for school. Maybe I'm possessive or could be because he's my only child. But I try not to show him that, so I don't get on his nerves, you know how teenagers are!

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  5. @Muna, Well knowing that I was once teenager haha I know what you mean..It is not easy for parent either to let go. My oldest one will be 12 soon, but puberty is already started... hormones:))
    Thank you for you kind comments!

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  6. The colors in this dish just pop, Sandra! I love sweet potato fries and how perfect to serve with steak.

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  7. @Anita, Thanks for commenting!

    @Laura, It is perfect combination! I just loved it! Thank you!

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  8. Wow this steak and potatoes is my kind if meat and potato meal. My youngest will also be off to Kindergarten this fall. I got used to her going off for a few hours during preschool... but all day Kindergarten is 7 hours... Wahhhhhhhhh!! Hope you make it okay through the first days of school.

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  9. Even my son is moving to 1st grade, I feel like I'm going back to the separation anxiety once again like when I had for his kindergarten. This time he's going to school for long hours. Making me worried about lunch, long hours, and all that thing - mostly I lose like 3 hours with him because he'll stay in school for that 3 hours. Sigh... We need to grow up too huh... :-) But your son is such a good boy, nothing will change, Sandra!

    Now this sweet potato fries with steak is yummy! I love potatoes, especially sweet potatoes, and your dressing sounds wonderful!

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  10. @Ramona :)) Well they are going to school from 8 to 3...I know he will be fine but you know those first days are hard on the parents too! Thanks for visiting me!:)

    @Binh, Thank you, glad you like it!

    @Kristy, Thank you!!

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  11. @Nami, I know everything and you are super mom. I wish it was only for a few hours separation..here is more like 8 hrs. ..haha like a real working little man! Thank you for your comforting words..ttyl!:)

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  12. Oh wow, I'm never going to be able to have fries without steak from here on out!

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  13. I love how the orange of the sweet potato fries peep out of the steak.. what a lovely combo. Since coming back from SF last year, I had been trying so hard to look for sweet potato fries. Looks like I must make them myself. Have a wonderful week ahead!! Thanks for the constant support too.. Hugs, Jo

    p/s: not sure if my comments went through in the previous posts as I left you a note. :)

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  14. I love this! Sweet potato fries are so perfect with steak. Mmmmm, wonder if I can get my hands on some for lunch.

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  15. Hi there, I got enticed by all your Superb recipes ! I cant wait to try my hands on it. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes.
    Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes. Best Regards, Sonia !!!

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  16. Very theatrical presentation, Sandra. The alternating colors and bright orange are very appetizing. Keep these great meals coming!

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  17. I'd take a sweet potato over a white potato anyday! The steak you've paired it with makes a wonderful meal. My youngest is almost 30 and my oldest is 40 and they still tug at my heart. I guess it just comes with being a mom. They do grow up quickly.

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  18. @Just Cake Girl, Thank you!:)

    @Chung-Ah, yeyy...please do!:) Thank you!

    @Jo, They are so good..I love them baked, for me perfect dessert lol! I didn't get your note...let's talk soon!:) Thank you!

    @Jen, I hope you will get your hands on this kind of lunch..I am sure you will love it! Thank you!

    @Sonia, Thank you for your kind comment, I really do appreciate it! you made my day!:)

    @Viviane, Thank you very very much! I am glad you like it..it means a lot! Thanks again!

    @Sandra, Awww I know what you mean..I think they will be my babies forever, but you know it's just hard to let go...:D Thank you honey for stopping by!

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  19. That is the most beautiful plate of steak i have seen...love how the sweet potatoes lent bright colors to the dish, nicely done!

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  20. What a beautiful plate filled with vibrant deliciousness. Sweet potatoes are always my favorite. Thank you for sharing this mouthwatering dish.

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  21. This looks absolutely to die for. I'm definitely making this next week.

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  22. looks delicious-like something you would get in a restaurant!!! and the dressing sounds wonderful!!

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  23. Sandra, this looks amazing! So much color and flavor in this dish. Roasted potatoes are the best.

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  24. Those fries are crazy fantastic idea my friend, you present this dish beautifully :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  25. @Jeannie, :) Thank you so very much!

    @Ray, Thank you, i am glad you like it!

    @Claire, I hope you do! Thank you!:)

    @April, I loved the dressing too..it pulled everything together. Thank you!

    @Cucina, Thank you very much!

    @CCU, Thank you for your comment!

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  26. I posted a comment and its gone, so here I go again.
    Sweet potatoes are delicious especially with steak. Isnt it incredible how worldly our children are these days?

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  27. Tania, Thank you for trying to leave comment twice, and I am sorry that it didn't went trough for the first time. Yes, kids these days:))

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  28. awww...this post makes me tear up, Sandra. I know exactly how you feel. Mine don't start back for a few weeks. I'm holding onto these last days...does go too quickly this summer!Gorgeous steak dish. xx

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  29. Such a fabulous presentation! Those colors just pop!
    LL

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  30. I'm very partial to sweet potato fries and with steak,yum! Beautiful photos-very appealing;-)

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  31. @Lora, Thank you for your comment! :)

    @Lori, I am happy that you like it! Thanks!

    @Patty, Thank you very much! :)

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  32. My third and youngest child started school a few years ago. He wasn't quite five. I was so sad on that day but and I'll be forever grateful for the five years we had together before he started school - you never get those back! I hope it goes well for both of you on his first day.

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  33. Wow, this is a gorgeous plate of goodness here. I love sweet potato fries and the spicy sauce looks wonderful. Great job on the presentation.

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  34. Sandra, loving your presentation here and it all sounds delicious. The crying will continue, my friend. I've been spending my few days of holidays sorting out all my kids' photos and it is taking me forever, as can't believe how quickly they're growing up. Good luck on the first day!

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