Sweet Potato And Cajun Roast Stir Fry

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Sweet potato cajun roast

Sweet potato and cajun roast

Sweet potatoes and Cajun roast stir fry? I wasn’t sure of it myself whether this will come out well. I love sweet potatoes and I had some left over Cajun roast. Giving it a try won’t kill. Worse come to the worse, I eat the whole plate myself and the rest of my family eats plain rice…haha. But to my surprise and delight, this combination came out a hit in my family. Everyone liked it very much. I have discovered that it can be fun to take risk and be adventurous in cooking. Most of the time no one knows even if you make mistakes. Just Keep Learning Keep Smiling!

The recipe is very simple.

1 sweet potato (peeled and sliced)
1 bowl Cajun roast (sliced)
4 spring onions (washed and cut)
sweet chili sauce

Cajun roast

Cajun roast

It’s easy to make the Cajun roast. You can use any meat. Get the tender cuts. Sprinkle some Cajun seasoning and salt over the meat. Leave to marinade at least an hour, best overnight. Pan fry it. It’s very delicious, sliced, to eat with rice. Any left over can be used for this dish.

Pan fry the sweet potatoes

Pan fry the sweet potatoes

Heat up some oil. Pan fry the sweet potato pieces until cooked. Don’t add water. If the pan is hot enough, the sweet potatoes will not stick to the bottom of the pan. The best is a thick based pan that distributes heat evenly.

Fry everything together

Fry everything together

Add the Cajun roast pieces and continue to fry. The sweet potatoes and roast may be a little burnt but that is where the beautiful flavour lies. Add the spring onion and some chili sauce, according to taste. Adjust the seasoning. My Cajun roast is already salty enough so I did not add any more salt to it. The taste was just right for us….spicy and very flavourful.

My children like this dish very much. They said, ‘This is sooooo good!’ It’s really good with rice.

Do you have a favourite Cajun dish to share? Do you have a savoury sweet potato dish to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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3hungrytummies  on March 12th, 2010

Our sweet potato queen has proven yet again how versatile this humble vegetable really is! I love it!

Sushma Mallya  on March 12th, 2010

Fry looks delicious mary…easy too

TasteHongKong  on March 12th, 2010

Count me one vote for your adventure please!

Janice  on March 12th, 2010

what a great combo, this looks delicious. keep on cooking

Mary  on March 12th, 2010

@3hungrytummies - Hahaha…what a cool name! :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@TasteHongKong - Thanks very much! :D There’ll be more adventure to come!

@Janice - Thanks very much, Janice! Yes, I will keep cooking. It has been fun learning more dishes and blogging about them :D

denise @ quickies on the dinner table  on March 12th, 2010

Lovely use of leftovers and I never could say no to anything with sweet potatoes! I like the sound of all those flavours in this dish :)

anncoo  on March 12th, 2010

Cajun and sweet potatoes? Sounds interesting and looks delicious too.

penny aka jeroxie  on March 12th, 2010

sweet potato stir fry? this I must try.

tigerfish  on March 12th, 2010

I agree. Sometimes it turns out so tasty, right? This is kinda like the sweet and savory combi that I enjoy.

pegasuslegend  on March 12th, 2010

I love all your sweet potato dishes and this is another winner for sure~

Mary  on March 12th, 2010

@denise @ quickies - Thanks very much for visiting and comment, Denise! :D

@anncoo - Thanks very much, Anncoo! :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Have fun trying! :D

@tigerfish - You describe it well…sweet and savoury :D

@pegasuslegend - Thanks very much, Claudia! :D

grace  on March 12th, 2010

i love sweet potatoes–they have such a unique flavor and would be a perfect component of a cajun stir-fry. great dish!

kristy  on March 12th, 2010

Hmm…mm… looks really inviting! I love the whole combo… must be very delicious to go with rice.

Drick  on March 12th, 2010

sweet potatoes are cajun where I come from … this is a perfect marriage but you making this into a stir fry is brillent…

Nasi Lemak Lover  on March 12th, 2010

I have never use sweet potato to stir fry, must try one day maybe I will use roasted pork slices.

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on March 12th, 2010

Sweet potatoes and roast stir-fry…that is just creative and plus it looks so flavourful.

Jeannie  on March 12th, 2010

waa..that looks good! my kind of dish, spicy and lots of meat plus a bonus of sweet potatoes on the side:D

SathyaSridhar  on March 12th, 2010

Fry looks delicious and perfect,,Mary. You got nicle blog, Happy Blogging.

zurin  on March 12th, 2010

t looks good I like food when its that colour ..it can only mean one thing spicy!MMMMMM

Mary  on March 12th, 2010

@grace - Thanks very much, Grace! :D

@kristy - Yes, really good with rice. Will cook this again soon :D

@Drick - Thanks very much, Drick! :D Love all your Cajun dishes.

@Nasi Lemak Lover - Roasted pork slices definitely sounds good. I miss those awesome roast pork back home. Have fun cooking :D

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Jeannie - Thanks very much, Jeannie! I like spicy food but not as spicy as the rest of my family. They will add a little super hot chili oil to spice it up further if they like :P

@SathyaSridhar - Thanks very much for visiting and comment! Very encouraging :D

@zurin - It is spicy enough for me but you can spice it up further with hot chili oil. My children did that! :P

Shirley  on March 12th, 2010

You are right sometimes we get great stuff from our experimenting, else we’ll land up eating it ourselves! Whatsay?

Mimi  on March 12th, 2010

Yum! Another tasty sweet potato recipe.

5 Star Foodie  on March 12th, 2010

Sounds like a great combo with the sweet potato and the cajun flavors! A very yummy meal!

Kitchen Butterfly  on March 12th, 2010

I’ve always knows savoury sweet potatoes and love the spicy, tropical flavours.

rebecca  on March 12th, 2010

yummy and creative thanks for the kind words on the demo

pierre  on March 12th, 2010

hi mary sweet potatoe are my friends so thanks !! Pierre A foodie IN pARIS

SKip to Malou  on March 12th, 2010

another “new” in my culinary adventure… because i never put sweet potatoes on anything but for sweets and desserts!

alta  on March 12th, 2010

Wow, girl, your creativity amazes me. and yum, with sweet potatoes - you and your sweet potatoes!

Janice  on March 12th, 2010

Looks fab, glad your family liked it.

msmeanie  on March 12th, 2010

Great use of sweet potatoes, I love them in savory dishes. This recipe great, I bet my BF would love it.

Mary  on March 12th, 2010

@Shirley - I think we need to find some guinea pigs to share the results of our experiments :P

@Mimi - Thanks very much, Mimi! :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@Kitchen Butterfly - I really miss all the spicy, tropical flavours back home :( I wish I can get all the ingredients here!

@Rebecca - You are most welcome, Rebecca! You are just amazing! :D

@pierre - Yeah…found another sweet potato lover! :D

@SKip to Malou - A good surprise even for myself :D

@alta - Awww….how sweet! :D Yeah…me and my potatoes … inseparable…LOL

@Janice - Thanks very much, Janice! :D

@msmeanie - Thanks very much! Have fun cooking :D

veron  on March 12th, 2010

I love cajun seasoning. And you just reminded me that I have some sweet potatoes that I need to cook!

Roti n Rice  on March 12th, 2010

Nice combo! You do so love sweet potatoes :) I like it too and eat it simply roasted.

citronetvanille  on March 12th, 2010

Oh cajun cuisine! Not too familiar with it, but your dish looks delicious and colorful, very tempting!

Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes  on March 13th, 2010

Wow the cajun roast looks really good! I bet it is so delicious. Yum!

The Little Teochew  on March 13th, 2010

Sweet potatoes! Lovely dish! You knoe, I notice that many upmarket restaurants prefer to use sweet potatoes instead of potatoes these days.

tasteofbeirut  on March 13th, 2010

I learned something today: had no idea what a cajun roast was! what a relief to find out it is actually pretty simple to make! With the sweet potatoes it is a feast!

Mary  on March 13th, 2010

@veron - I have just started usually Cajun seasoning recently. I find it easy to use and delicious. Time for a healthy meal with sweet pottaoes :D

@Roti n Rice - I used to eat it roasted very often. But lately I have tried to cook it in different ways and I’m sure glad I did try. They were all delicious :D

@citronetvanille - Thanks very much, Silvia! Cajun is still very new to me. I think I’m over using it these days….adding to almost every dish…haha. Like a new toy to me…LOL :D

@Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes - Thanks very much, Sook! It was very delicious :D

@The Little Teochew - Thanks very much, Ju! :D Oh, that’s news to me. So, I’m in the right era….haha

@tasteofbeirut - I have just learned about Cajun food recently. Thanks to blogging! :D

cheah  on March 13th, 2010

No harm in experimenting, Mary. Sweet potatoes are they easily available and cheap in your part of the world? Yup, totally agree with 3 hungry tummies, you are the Sweet Potato Queen!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on March 13th, 2010

Oh Mary, what a wonderful concoction! Never be afraid to add sweet potato to anything! :D

Ellie  on March 13th, 2010

Very lovely stir fry. Love the flavor combo.

Simply Life  on March 13th, 2010

YUM! I love that you used sweet potatoes in this!

CookNg Sisters  on March 13th, 2010

Hi Mary!
I know that feeling ! Being adventurous makes cooking fun and exciting ! Like just winging it with what we have on hand at the moment. Your dish looks fantastic and with different flavors it gives….. Yum !! Moving to our list! Thx

peanutts  on March 13th, 2010

Hi!, Wow a new way to use sweet potatoes.

bren  on March 13th, 2010

You have many interesting recipes here Mary. I should visit more often :) This is a must try. Looks good!

Faith  on March 13th, 2010

What a tasty stir-fry, Mary! The sweetness from the sweet potatoes and the spiciness from the Cajun roast are such a nice balance!

Mary  on March 13th, 2010

@cheah - I have to be very thankful that sweet potatoes are available here the whole year round. I do wonder where do they come from. We only have one type….the orange one….again have to be thankful :D They are quite cheap for the value of the pound. Haha….Sweet Potato Queen…sweet name! :D I must make a sweet potato crown to wear…LOL

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - I’m going to listen to you…add sweet potato to everything!…haha :D

@Ellie - Thanks very much, Ellie! :D

@Simply Life - Thanks very much! :D

@CookNg Sisters - Thanks very much for visiting and comment! Hope you have great fun trying, too :D

@peanutts - I’m so glad I tried…makes eating really fun and exciting, too :D

@bren - Thanks very much for visitng and comments, Bren! Have fun cooking :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

Mary  on March 13th, 2010

What a fabulous combination. I’ll bet your family loved it. You make their meals delicious and enjoyable.

Trissa  on March 13th, 2010

Unfortunately Mary I don’t have a cajun recipe to share - but I might try this recipe as it looks amazing.

Anna  on March 13th, 2010

Your Stir fry looks divine, I love Cajun seasonings my favorite dish is Jambalaya. It’s a practical one dish meal and is so tasty. :-)

Carolyn Jung  on March 14th, 2010

We have sweet potatoes on the brain. I just bought a bunch at the farmers market today, too. Can’t wait to cook them.

the lacquer spoon  on March 14th, 2010

Woow, looks delish! You ate the whole plate?? I need for two myself ;)

Mary  on March 14th, 2010

@Mary - My family are great eaters with high taste. Sometimes I have to eat the whole dish myself :( Thank goodness, not too often :D

@Trissa - It’s ok, you have so many awesome recipes on your blog that I wish I can try all. I’m always inspired by the simplicity of the dish and the beautiful pictures :D

@Anna - I have to check it out…Jambalaya. I love one dish meal…easy to cook and easy to serve :D

@Carolyn Jung - Oh…I wish there’s farmers market here. There are so many interesting food and things to see. Maybe I should move to your place :D

@the lacquer spoon - It was almost a fight cos my children also liked it very much. If it didn’t turn out well, then I have to eat the whole plate myself :P

Tasty Trix  on March 14th, 2010

Drick and Cajun Chef Ryan must be very proud of you!!! ; )

kathyvegas  on March 14th, 2010

Oh, I bet this was VERY good, indeed. And I bet it would also be good with any kind of leftover roast.

jenn  on March 15th, 2010

looks delish! i love the sweet potatoes!!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on March 15th, 2010

Love sweet potatoes and love every dish that cooked with them.
This dish is delicious and easy to cook. Great!

Mary  on March 15th, 2010

@Tasty Trix - Yes, one day I must cook a proper cajun dish to thank them :D

@kathyvegas - Yes, any roast would do..very verstaile :D

@jenn - Thanks very much, Jenn! :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Christine! You must be one great sweet potato lover like me :D

pigpigscorner  on March 15th, 2010

This sounds wonderful! You are right, we should be adventurous and you’d be surprised sometimes =)

Mary  on March 16th, 2010

@pigpigscorner - Thanks very much, Ann! Let’s have fun, take risk, be adventurous….but just don’t burn the house down ….LOL :D

joylicious  on March 18th, 2010

WOW great job mary, this definitely looks awesome. How creative you are to make a stir fry dish with these ingredients, I BET your kids liked it!! We’re still working on the whole adoption thing right? I mean…I’m really REALLy good at washing dishes :)

Elizabeth  on March 19th, 2010

What rich, warm, inviting colours. I can understand why it was a hit with your family! Almost a pity they DIDNT reject it so you could eat it yourself! ha ha

Mary  on March 20th, 2010

@joylicious - Haha….of course….please come, my dear Joy! :D You will add lots of more joy into my family. My girls would love you to bits. You will enjoy gym and sports with them :D And of course I will cook lots for you!

@Elizabeth - Thanks very much for visiting and comment, Elizabeth! Haha…you are very right…a pity they didn’t reject it :D

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