I had a nice little plan. I was going to start picking out recipes from the good folk I’m following on WordPress and chronicle the results here. Last week it was JKM’s egg drop soup. This week I was going to rustle up some of FASHIONFOODANDFLIRTS’ Easy Peasy Pleasing Pea Pancakes, which I wanted to try just so I could say Easy Peasy Pleasing Pea Pancakes. Then in the weekend it would be time to push the boat out a little (at least where my cooking skills are concerned) and try this amazing looking and sounding Orange Blossom + Honey Milk Tart from Sam. Those items are still in the queue and on the agenda. However, the plan was not to do two recipes from JKM and look like I’m stalking the blog in the process.
Still, Mrs Peckish and I have been a couple going on 9 years now, and I know a little about what my Mrs Peckish likes. So when I see a Stir-Fried Sweet Potatoes and Beef recipe, mine is not to question, mine is to cook and collect brownie points.
So it is that I find myself on this Monday’s eve blogging about this pretty darn your socks tasty stir fry.
If you’re not adverse to beef, but are amenable to brownie points from your beloved and ease of cooking on a Monday night, you have to give this a try. Even better, this is not a dish to make one guilty for seconds.
A couple of notes:
Don’t use my picture for reference, that’s me rushing to get it done on a Monday night. Go to JKM’s post to see it done right. Mine’s not a looker, but it’s got great personality.
Cheating and using a food processor to grate the sweet potato is fine. But if you let the Peckish one in your life do it, make sure they use the grater attachment, not the thin slice one. That way you won’t end up with little sweet potato UFOs scattered like crash landing victims in your dish.
We used Jalapeños from a jar. Means they were softer, but we were ok with that.
We also used lime juice from a bottle, because I find the lime quality here a little iffy. Again, I don’t think this will keep the dish from being tasty.
The crispy crunch from the onions offsets so nicely against the tenderness of the sweet potato.
Serve after some hard slog at the office, with a huge helping of how was your day, tell me all about it on the side. As quick and easy as this is to put together, you’ll have more time for it.