If zucchini noodles are called zoodles, does that make these sweet potato noodles poodles?
No matter what you choose to call them, these Drunken Sweet Potato Noodles are sure to be a hit with your hungry dinner guests. This is a recipe that I made up on the fly one night- a little of this, a little of that, and voila something not only edible (yay) but also quite delicious!
Ive been a fan of spiralized vegetables since last summer when we made noodles with the zucchini from our garden. Now that spring is knocking on our door, I felt the urge to dust off the ol spiralizer and try some new recipes. If you dont have one, you need to add it to your shopping list asap! It can turn just about any vegetable into a noodle or ribbon, opening up a whole new way to eat yo veggies.
When I bought sweet potatoes at the grocery store, I had full intentions of making sweet potato fries with them. That felt a little too tame for the crazy week were having so I decided to get a little creative instead. Shaun was making his (soon-to-be-famous) spicy turkey burgers, and I thought a side of Drunken Sweet Potato Noodles would be the perfect pairing. I was right so, so right.
The sweet potatoes are porous so they soak up all of that delicious beer, lime and Chipotle flavor. They stay tender but are firm enough to not get soggy. Of course the best part is that theyre cooked with beer! Beer makes everything tastier, dont you think?
Its such a delicious and flavorful side, and although we had it with turkey burgers, they would also be great on vegetarian tacos, with spicy grilled fish, or on a sandwich.
I hope your family enjoys these Drunken Sweet Potato Noodles, or poodles, or swoodles, or whatever you decide to call them!
- 1 large organic sweet potato
- 2 TBS organic salted butter
- 1 lime, juiced
- Pinch of sea salt
- Chipotle seasoning (or Mexican seasoning of your choice)
- Fresh cilantro
- 12 oz of your favorite lager (I used Yuengling)
- Begin by pealing your sweet potato, then cut into half forming two equal portions.
- Using a spiralizer (or similar tool) shred the potato into “noodle” ribbons. Try to get a medium thickness, not too thin and not too thick.
- Then, in a large saute pan over medium heat melt the butter and add the lime juice, sea salt, and Chipotle seasoning.
- Add the sweet potato noodles and toss until they are all evenly coated. Continue to stir and saute for about 5 minutes.
- Then add in half of the beer, turn up the heat and simmer until the beer has reduced and the noodles begin to get tender. Repeat this with the remaining amount of beer. Continue to stir until the noodles soak up the beer and are fork tender. Sprinkle a handful of fresh cilantro on top and give it a quick toss.
- Taste test to see if any additional salt, seasoning or lime juice need to be added.
- Garnish with an additional sprinkle of cilantro. Serve warm, enjoy!