When my friend sent me a copy of Paleo Comfort Foods my initial thought was the recipes had too many ingredients for me. Plus they included ingredients that I didn’t often use. However there were a few that peaked my interest and I decided to give them a try.
I definitely was looking for a Paleo version of the sweet potato casserole we have at Thanksgiving and this recipe provided it. I boiled the sweet potatoes, mixed them with coconut milk, eggs, lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Pureed everything in the food processor, then poured the mixture into a pyrex dish and topped it off with some chopped pecans. This definitely isn’t as sweet as my mom’s recipe, but removing brown sugar will do that. I find this dish to be incredibly satisfying and extremely tasty. It’s been a perfect late night recovery snack after my lifting classes.
The Fried Chicken made me change the way I think about this cookbook. I’ve baked almond crusted chicken before, but this was a whole new level. All the seasonings added such incredible flavor to the crust. Plus frying the chicken first then baking made all the difference. The skin was crispy, salty and crunchy, while the chicken was moist and juicy - everything you want in fried chicken. Honestly this is one of those foods that tastes just as good making it paleo as it does traditionally. Seeing how the authors took a simple idea and made it taste so good, makes me think these other recipes are definitely worth a second glance.