· 2-3 large russet potatoes (or sweet potatoes)· 1 Tbl cornstarch· ½ tsp sea salt· 2 tsp Italian seasoning· 2 tsp garlic powder· 2 tsp paprika· 1 cup cashews· 2/3 cup water· 1/2 tsp ground chipotle chili powder ((or more to taste))· 2 cloves garlic· 1 Tbl fresh lime or lemon juice· sea salt and pepper (to taste)
Step 1Preheat oven to 425 degrees.Step 2Start by soaking the cashews in 2/3 cup hot water for 30 minutes or more.Step 3Peel and slice potatoes into thin wedges.Step 4Mix seasonings in a small bowlStep 5Put into a large bowl and dust with cornstarch seasoning mixture.Step 6Evenly place the seasoned wedges on a baking sheet making sure there’s space between each one so they will crisp.Step 7Bake for 25 minutes, flipping half way through. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.Step 8Add the soaked cashews and their water to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. It may take several minutes.Step 9Add the remainder of the ingredients and blend again until smooth, adding more water to thin as necessary. Taste. If you like it spicier, carefully add more chipotle powder as it can be very spicy.