Today I wasted a whole bunch of time testing out a recipe for Sweet Potater Tots. It takes me twice as long to make a recipe because of the photos I take during the process. As you can imagine, when I finally get to the end and it tastes like CRAP, well… then I’m just in a rotten mood. I don’t always post about these debacles because I want this site to be a resource for projects and products that don’t suck.
The thing is, I’d hate for you to waste your precious time and energy on such a recipe.
In theory, Vegan Sweet Potato Tater Tots sound like a great idea. In fact, I might even attempt to come up with my own recipe when I recover from the disappointment of this one. I think the problem may have been ‘wrong tool for the job’. The recipe author used a spiralizer, but said a mandoline slicer would also work, so that is what I used (I don’t have a spiralizer – yet). I inserted the julienne blade and muscled through two large sweet potatoes. The problem with this method (vs using a spiralizer) is that it results in a much wetter consistency. Think shredded/grated zucchini. Yeah. So…
They were mushy. Really mushy. Even after baking them three times as long as instructed, they were STILL mushy. And largely lacking in flavor. I was SO MAD. I know there are far more tragic things in the world, but in that moment, I wanted to scream. So I had a little tantrum for about 10 minutes. I debated about whether or not to post about it. I decided to write about it (obviously), but not to include photos. Since I wasted so much time in the kitchen, I didn’t want to waste anymore on photo editing. I know, how boring, a photo-less post :(
And that is all I have to say about that.