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Sweet Potato Chips and Haricot Vert Recipe From Trainer David Kirsch

David Kirsch Dishes His "Turkey Day" Sides

The following post was written by New York-based trainer David Kirsch.

Earlier this week, I shared with you my fat-saving tips in David Kirsch’s Thanksgiving Makeover. And while you are putting the touches onto your turkey day menu, I’ve got a two side dishes for you to try.

To check out DK's sweet potato chips and his green bean recipe keep on reading!

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Chips

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients

  1. 2 sweet potatoes
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  4. small bunch chives, chopped, to serve.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut the potatoes into wafer-thin slices — a mandolin is best for this.
  3. Put the oil in a large bowl and whisk in the nutmeg and fresh black pepper. Add the potato slices and toss to coat.
  4. Spread the potato slices out in single layers on 2-3 large cookie sheets. Roast for 8 minutes, then turn over and roast for a further 8-10 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  5. Transfer to trays lined with kitchen paper and blot any excess oil, then sprinkle with a little crushed sea salt and chopped chives before serving.

Serves 4.

Haricots Verts with Shallots and Almonds

Haricots Verts with Shallots and Almonds

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound haricot verts, trimmed
  2. 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  3. 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  4. 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Blanch the beans in a large pan of boiling water for 1 minute, drain and shock by immediately plunging them into a bowl of ice water. Drain and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  3. Put the beans in a large bowl with the shallots and olive oil and toss together. Lay the beans on a large cookie sheet and scatter over the shallots.
  4. Roast for 15 minutes, until the beans are tender and the shallots are soft. Sprinkle over the almonds and roast for a further 1-2 minutes, to toast the almonds.

Serves 4.

For more tips, recipes, and workouts, be sure to check out all of David's posts here on FitSugar.

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wren1 wren1 6 years
Thank you! making these green beans for sure :)
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