Savory Sweet Potatoes
November 09, 2015
"The X-Mas shopping season begins early in Iceland. Recently my hubby took me to lunch at an Icelandic store that was advertising a “traditional US Thanksgiving meal” during Nov & served in their coffee shop. We are both so fond of this meal that we decided to dine & shop. Since the Icelandic ideas of “traditional” US cooking often depart from the norm, I have learned to expect the unexpected & I was not disappointed. This ingredient-friendly & easy-fix side-dish was so good that I couldn’t wait to put my own spin on it & share with you. I also instantly added it to our annual 3-family Thanksgiving dinner, altho it will also work very well as a tasty side for your Easter ham. (Time does not include the time to bake & cool the sweet potatoes as that time will vary according to size used) Enjoy!"
- Serving Size: 1 (278.4 g)
- Calories 582.8
- Total Fat - 41.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 10.5 g
- Cholesterol - 62.4 mg
- Sodium - 1008.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 27.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 7.2 g
- Sugars - 3.4 g
- Protein - 28.1 g
- Calcium - 60.9 mg
- Iron - 5.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 19.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0.6 mg
Pre-bake sweet potatoes at 350F until fork-tender. Set aside so they begin to cool.
When cool enough to handle easily, remove the skin & coarsely mash the potato flesh.
Crisp the bacon strips & set aside. Reserve 1-2 tbsp of the bacon drippings in the pan.
Caramelize the diced onion in the bacon drippings until golden brown.
Combine the crisped bacon, caramelized onion & pine nuts with the sweet potato mash.
Add butter + salt & pepper to taste. (May store in fridge & then microwave as needed)
NOTE: This recipe can be made a day ahead. It is meant to serve 4 generously & likely will also allow for leftovers. It may be doubled to serve 8 or tripled to serve 12.
NOTE RE PIC: A plan doesn't always go the way you intend. I decided to make & photograph this recipe, knowing I would have to leave out the pine nuts as Siggi is diet-restricted for them. Also & to my surprise, Siggi bought red onions at the grocery store since he knows I favor them (instead of white onions). Bottom Line is that a pic made per the recipe will likely appear different from the pic I have posted.
Tips & Variations
- No special items are required.