Fried Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Our friendly neighborhood gave me a bag of sweet potatoes. Thanks to her, I can make these sweet potato fries for my son!

Here we go!

  1. Clean, peel and cut the potatoes in approximately 1/4 inches or bigger if you want. I cut mine like this ↓↓ ↓ 
  2. Rinse the sliced sweet potatoes to remove excess starch. Do it twice.
  3. Boil the sliced sweet potatoes with enough water until it’s fork tender. Make sure to check for doneness and don’t let it get mushy.
  4. Prepare your batter by mixing 4 tbsp breading mix, 2 tbsp flour, 1 egg. Add water but make sure you still have a thick batter to coat all the potatoes.
  5. Fry the sweet potatoes until golden brown.
  6. Serve with dips.

Cetaphil Baby Wash

 

Cetaphil has a new baby line and I am loving it! My favorite is their Gentle Wash and Shampoo. The description says “tear free, soap free, hypoallergenic, and PH balanced”. As I started using the product, I fell in love with it! I love its baby scent that keeps my child fresh all day. The scent stays even after a bath. It effectively cleanses my son’s hair and body plus it doesn’t dry his skin at all!

PROs

  • mild and gentle
  • lovely scent
  • retains skin moisture
  • packaging makes it easy to hold

CONs

  • expensive

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

 

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has been the most recommended brand for sensitive skin. It has a mild, non-irritating formula for all skin types. It claims to preserve your skin’s natural protective oils while moisturizing it.

I remembered what my allergologist said, “Remember that the more your soap lathers up, the more it strips off your skin’s moisture’. He didn’t actually recommend Cetaphil to me but a bar of an oatmeal soap. However, oatmeal soap is not readily available in the supermarket so I opt to buy Cetaphil instead.

Its texture is the same as my moisturizer and it never lathers up when you use it. It’s fragrance-free and is indeed mild and perfect for my sensitive skin. It can be easily applied to your body and you can feel it’s moisturizing effect.

It rinses easily, you can even wipe it with a cloth instead of water! However, it doesn’t remove makeups like any cleansers do. Sometimes, I don’t even feel cleansed at all. LOL

PROs

  • mild and gentle
  • non-comedogenic
  • retains skin moisture

CONs

  • doesn’t remove makeup that much
  • expensive

Maja Blanca

 

Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made of cornstarch, coconut cream, milk and sugar. You usually see it during special holidays like Fiestas and Christmas. It’s a popular dessert here in the Philippines so you may see it in some restaurants and food courts. It’s one of my favorite next to Mango Graham Cake, Buko Salad, Ube Halaya and a lot more! 🙂

I modified the recipe a bit by adding corn kernels. Maja is very easy to prepare. You just mix the ingredients and cook until it thickens. It has a consistency of a thick gelatin and is creamy.

Here goes the recipe!

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Ingredients

1 small box cornstarch (200 g)

1 can coconut cream (400 mL)

1 can evaporated milk (410 mL)

1 can corn kernels

1 cup full cream milk

1 cup water

1 can condensed milk (optional)

peanuts or grated cheese for garnishing

Tip: You can use whole milk instead of full cream milk and add or lessen the sugar

Procedures

1. Mix coconut cream, evaporated milk, full cream milk, sugar and water in a container.

2. Put the cornstarch in a bowl and pour the wet ingredients over. Combine well.

(Remember: Always add wet ingredients to dry ingredients)

3. Cook the mixture slowly over low heat stirring constantly.

4. Add the corn kernels when the mixture starts to thickens.

5. Allow to cook until it reached your desired thickness.

6. Pour into a rectangular tray/container, flatten the top with a spatula and garnish it with peanuts.

7. Let it cool and refrigerate.

8. Serve and enjoy!

Serves 8-10 persons