A poutine that’s good for you!
No turkey for this girl. To celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving I’m having Sweet Potato Poutine! It’s soooo good… and to make things a bit festiveI’ve added thyme to my Easy Mushroom Gravy. Sweet Potato Poutine is one of my all time favourite foods. Not only is this recipe DELICIOUS, it’s very easy to make! And guess what? You can enjoy these oven-fried strips of goodness without feeling guilty because they aren’t deep fried but baked (or broiled). Yes, I sometimes use the broiler to make my fries because by the time I’ve finished making my Easy Mushroom Gravy, I’m ready to eat. If you are a bit impatient like me and want to broil them, make sure you place them 10 inches from the element and keep a close eye on them. They are delicate and will burn easily. So go ahead and take a bite, you won’t regret it!
*Serve these fries with a large salad and healthy fats to help ensure all the antioxidants, such as beta-carotene from the sweet potatoes, are fully absorbed.
Health warning! This Sweet Potato Poutine may…
Produce beautiful skin
Boost your immune system
Steady blood sugar levels
These funny looking potatoes are a tasty superfood. A single sweet potato contains more than a day’s worth of beta-carotene, which your body converts into skin-saving vitamin A. This helps to fight free radicals that cause aging in skin. Along with beta-carotene, sweet potatoes contain nearly all your vitamin C requirements for the day. Say hello to a strong immune system and goodbye to infections! So go ahead and enjoy these slow-releasing carbohydrates to steady blood sugar levels, and gain all the nutrition benefits you can from these yellow beauties!
Note: don’t forget to eat these with a healthy fat, such as avocado, for maximum nutrient absorption.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into strips
- Salt, to taste
- Coconut oil, for oiling the pan
- 1/4 cup Feta cheese
- 8-10 mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tbsp grass-fed butter (or vegan butter)
- 3 tbsp spelt flour (or whole wheat flour)
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
- 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme (or to taste)
- Mushroom gravy
- Fresh thyme
- Feta cheese
Cut sweet potatoes into strips and place on an oiled pan.
Sprinkle with salt.
Broil about 10 inches away from broiler (about 2-5 minutes per side)
In a small pot cook mushrooms on medium heat with a little butter, broth, or water.
When finished cooking place mushrooms in a bowl and set aside.
Melt butter in a small pot.
Stir in flour until combined.
Slowly add broth and stir continuously to avoid lumps.
Add enough broth to get the consistency you want.
Add salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir until combined.
*Sweet potatoes cook faster than potatoes so keep a close eye on them as they are broiling.
*Toppings are not included in nutritional facts.
Calories 173 / Fat 4g / Carbs 30g / Protein 5.6g / Fiber 5g / Sugar 9.8g / Sodium 507mg