Eating chilli con carne with sweet potato chips

Chilli Con Carne & Sweet Potato Chips

Chilli Con Carne & Sweet Potato Chips

This post is not about a recipe at all, more about the way I like eating this dish. It all came about in South Korea last year when I had one of those days that I did not feel like eating authentic Korean food. I just booked my tickets to go there again and maybe that is what made me think of the chilli con carne I had there of all places. It is exceptionally cold over there in Dec/Jan and I was in the mood for a hearty, warm, filling something that day, very hungry as always.

Sweet potato chips

Sweet potato chips

We were in a food court of a very big shopping centre and there were hundreds of Korean and Asian dishes to choose from which I normally did, but as I said, not really in the mood for it that day. I spotted an American Diner type place with burgers and of all things between all of the normal fast foods also a chilli con carne (originally a dish from Texas USA according to Wikepedia), served with freshly grated cheddar and crispy french fries. Chilli served in a bowl, topped with the cheese and dipping the chips in the sauce and melting cheese and there I just knew: I will forever remember that meal and will eat it like that forever more!

Dippin' n scoopin'

Dippin’ n scoopin’

Exactly like I made today, but I used sweet potatoes baked in the oven instead of french fries. Try it, fork in hand and dipping and scooping away.

Tex-mex!

Tex-mex!

I served it with guacamole as an extra and I mixed smashed avocado, lemon juice, white pepper, red spring onion and full cream cottage cheese to make a thick guacamole. Another thing I can eat by the bowl full. I would imagine if you combine the meal with tortilla chips or wraps it would not be half bad but it hit the mark, just as I served it.

Guacamole

Guacamole

Food memories. I wonder what my next trip there will bring me on that front, other than spending time with my one and only precious girl.

Hope you had a good Sunday.

Random Photo:

My African Violet is blooming!

African Violet

African Violet

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

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19 thoughts on “Eating chilli con carne with sweet potato chips

  1. Yum! Just what I need on this cold rainy eve, hop over with left overs? As for the african violet, just a little water when it is dry, but keep the water away from the leaves and keep it in a light room but not in direct sunlight? I don’t have green fingers.. But that’s how I saved one of mine twice! Xx ps: I need a circle of friends ;D

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  2. wow chili con carne with fries? sounds weird but then from your description also yummy, I guess soaking the fries in the gravy is divine. Lovely to see you are back posting so life has let up a bit has it or have you given up on sleep?

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    • Clinging for dear life. One of the split personalities sometimes still blogs! And let me tell you the dish is divine. Comfort food sort of good. One of those messy ones. Hope you are still staying in the moment over there.

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      • Hi FB – that makes so much sense – one of the spit personalities still blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ I will use that next time somebody (my mum) says – shouldn’t you be relaxing rather than writing on that blog? I don’t know how you fit it all in :). Staying in the moment – doing a lot better – I keep meeting wise grenadians who give me blessings and words of wisdom for the day which is very nice!

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