Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Hutton Food challenge

This week Hutton set a food challenge. The rules were strict and I admit it took me a while to think up something without breaking any rules.

The challenge was :
You can take part even if you are not a foodie.
Simply devise a recipe using the following 4 ingredients (aubergine, sweet potato, carrot and chili) as the main part.
You may not use oil,milk or sugar
You may add ingredients (1 or more)
Water is a freebie!
Nothing can be more than a 1/4 of the total recipe.

I made carrot and sweet potato crisps with an aubergine and chili dip.

Sweet potato and Carrot crisps

Thinly slice the sweet potato and carrot, with a vegetable peeler or a mandolin.
Drizzle with a little butter (I would normally use olive oil), season with salt and place in a single layer on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven (160°C) until browned.
You have to keep an eye on the oven, and turn the crisps ½ through.
It takes about 15 -20 minutes depending on the thickness of the vegetables.
Remove from the oven and place on kitchen paper to cool.

Aubergine Dip

Roast the aubergine whole until very soft.
Scoop out the flesh and place in a processor.
Add a little garlic, a squeeze of lemon juice, some chilli, 1 teaspoon tahini, salt and pepper.
Process until smooth - check seasoning and adjust if needed.
Serve with the crisps.


eatme_delicious said...

Wow interesting challenge! You did a delicious job!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Ooh, I like the sound of sweet potato crisps.

Anti-Supermom said...

Yummy, I love sweet potato chips - you did a great job with this challenge.

Elle said...

Great recipes and it seems to meet all the requrements of the challenge, plus sounds delicious!

Jeanne said...

Wow that looks good - and well done you for fulfilling the challenge!

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