I should be ashamed to admit how much the title amused me. My Daddy would be proud. The rest of the world, not so much. But who cares? I thought it was punny! 😉
Anyway, me and the hubby usually either go out on a Friday night or order takeaway. But since I’d been out the night before I figured I’d best cook and use up the sweet potatoes I’ve been hoarding for weeks. But I wanted something dirty and hence Fryangles were born!
Smooth on the inside, crunchy on the outside, these little fried triangles are much tastier than armadillos and a lot less cruel too 😉
Ingredients (Makes ~ 40):
- 2 x sweet potatoes
- 1 x tsp chilli flakes (more if you like it spicy!)
- 1 x tsp garlic powder
- ½ x tsp ground ginger
- ½ x tsp ground cumin
- ½ x tsp ground coriander
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 x cups flour
- ¾ x cup boiling water
- Pinch of salt
- Prick the sweet potatoes all over and bake in the oven at 180oC until soft all the way through inside (will take 30 – 45 mins).
- Take out of the oven and leave until cool enough to handle.
- Peel and pop the flesh into a bowl.
- Add the other ingredients to the potato and mash until smooth.
- The dough is super easy. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and mix with a metal spoon. Once combined knead with your hands until a smooth elastic dough is formed.
- Roll out as thinly as possible (use a small sprinkling of flour if things get sticky) and use a square pastry cutter to stamp out as many squares as possible.
- Add a teaspoon sized dollop of the sweet potato mix to the centre of each square.
- To make the triangle, pick up the square so you’re holding the centre (like how I’d imagine you’d begin to roll a cigarette?!) and fold diagonally. Press the sides together to seal them.
- Deep fry the Fryangles at 190oC until they are golden brown and floating.
- Drain and serve.
I served mine with a sfv chip-shop curry sauce. They were deeeelicous and even omni husband was in his element – he went back for seconds!
And if you’re more health conscious than me, you can always fold your Fryangles into a tortellini shape and boil them instead. This creates a kind of pasta – dumping hybrid. Stodgy but satisfying!