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FODMAP Free Sweet Potato Hay

FODMAP Free Sweet Potato Hay

FODMAP Free Sweet Potato Hay

FODMAP Free Sweet Potato Hay
Recipe type: Garnish
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Serves: 4
Here's an easy FODMAP Free and tasty garnish that will add color and depth to a plain looking dish. Try it with a few micro greens on top of your Steamed Lobster Tails with New England Clam Chowder Sauce for a professional looking presentation.
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 quart canola or olive oil, for frying **
  1. Heat oil to 350° F in a 1 gallon heavy pot (or use a deep fryer).
  2. Peel and rinse the sweet potato.
  3. Thinly slice the peeled sweet potato and cut each slice into fine strips/strings (julienne style). If you have a food processor with a julienne blade, this step is quick and easy!
  4. Place cut potato in cold water until ready to fry.
  5. Preheat oil to 375°. If you use a deep fryer (i.e., Fry Daddy), allow oil to preheat for 10-12 minutes before cooking the sweet potato.
  6. Before frying, drain sweet potato from water and pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Carefully drop a small handful of sweet potato strings in the fryer and allow to crisp and turn golden brown, approximately (3-5 minutes).
  8. Remove crisp potato from oil and place on clean paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  9. Repeat as necessary, this will be determined by the size of your pot or fryer.
Recipe adapted from the three-course farm-to-table menu created by Executive Chef Shannon Shaffer of Design Cuisine in Arlington, VA for the 2013 Obama Inaugural Luncheon held at the historic National Statuary Hall at the US Capitol.


  1. Sara

    This sounds yummy! One question though: why is there a double asterix next to canola/olive oil for frying? I’m extremely new to FODMAP, so is there a certain brand or tip that goes with it?


      It is yummy!!! You can use either canola oil or olive oil. Olive oil will provide its own unique flavor to the “hay”, canola oil has less of its own flavor so you will taste more of the sweet potato. Your choice. We like olive oil, so consistently use it for our FODMAP Free cooking.

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