I must be getting old....Between my new found interest in all things rustic and well loved looking and getting excited to purchase such items....to eating foods that are made mainly from wheat and bran....I have been craving and looking for Sweet Potato recipes. My search has netted me two that sound tasty and easy.
Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes
8 medium sweet potatoes (5 lbs.)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
1/3 c. pecan pieces
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel potatoes and halve lengthwise; slice crosswise 1/2 inch thick. On a baking sheet, toss potatoes with olive oil; season with coarse salt. Transfer half the potatoes to a second baking sheet; cook both sheets until potatoes are tender, tossing occasionally, 25-30 minutes. Cool; cover and refrigerate. About 15 minutes before ready to serve sprinkle with butter, brown sugar, pecan pieces, and cayenne pepper, dividing evenly. Bake until sugar is caramelized and hard, about 10 minutes. Gently toss; serve immediately.
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions & Parmesan
6 medium sweet potatoes (baked, then sliced)
1 tbsp butter
4 large yellow onions
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp coarse salt
¼ tsp ground pepper
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ cup shaved parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 450. Bake potatoes until tender (about 45 minutes) Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet. Add onions, cook until soft (about 15 minutes). Sprinkle with sugar, salt &pepper, and toss to coat. Continue cooking on low heat to caramelize the onions (about 40 minutes). Stir in balsamic vinegar and remove from heat. Layer potatoes in a serving dish, top with onions and parmesan and serve.
(You could put them in the oven to keep them warm~ the cheese should melt nicely over the potatoes if you do this)
I know I've been a little recipe heavy the last few posts here, sorry. But that's my frame of mind right now. It's cold outside so noone wants to get out much, our schedules are slowing down a bit, and the holidays are just about over. In my world it's time to do some nesting. And some cooking!