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Kirstie’s Sweet Potato Curry

Kirstie’s Sweet Potato Curry

Meet Kirstie…

Kirstie is a great asset to the Coffee Shop at Sharnfold Farm. She works very hard as the front of house supervisor. We have asked her what she loves in the Farm Shop and Coffee Shop. Plus – read her tasty Coconut Curried Sweet Potato Stew recipe…

Job role

Front of house supervisor in the coffee shop

Top tips for 2 different meats/recipes/farm shop products

Baked sweet potatoes – available at Sharnfold Farm shop and are so nutritious and easy! For a quick snack, try with my favourite filling of chilli and sour cream.

Or for a lovely vegetarian dinner using sweet potatoes, how about a coconut curried sweet potato and chick pea stew?

Here’s my recipe that usually feeds up to 5…

  • Heat a little vegetable oil in a deep frying pan and stir in 1 onion and allow to soften for a few minutes
  • Add 3 minced cloves of garlic to the pan along with 1 chopped up red chilli and a tsp of grated ginger
  • Then sprinkle in half a tsp of each of these spices: cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, coriander and ground cloves
  • Let this heat in the pan for about 5-7 minutes
  • Now throw in a can of drained chickpeas, 1 tin of coconut milk and one large sweet potato that has been peeled and diced into cubes
  • Turn down the heat and cover. Leave this for about 30-50 minutes to really get some flavour
  • If you would like it a bit more spicy, this is when I add in another half a tsp of cinnamon, turmeric, salt and even a bit of cayenne pepper!
  • I like to sprinkle some fresh coriander on at the end

Serve with jasmine rice and some poppadoms! Don’t forget – many of these ingredients are available at the Sharnfold Farm shop.

Favourite item from the butcher counter/farm/shop/kitchen

Sharnfold scones of course….I just love them! Raspberry and apricot, blueberry, cherry bakewell! I really couldn’t pick a favourite, they really are just delicious.

What do you do outside work?

I am keeping busy with family life and my 2 girls! I am due to get married next year so lots of wedding planning going on at the moment too!!

Did you have a go at Kirstie’s Recipe? Let us know how it turned out!

Contact Sharnfold

Hailsham Road, Stone Cross
Eastbourne, BN24 5BU

Call: 01323 768490