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Friday, November 27, 2009

butter-pecan sweet potatoes

This recipe comes straight from marthastewart.com, where we have found some of our very favorite recipes. We are sweet potato fans, and this version is so savory and sweet, but not in an "overloaded" way.



BUTTER-PECAN SWEET POTATOES

8 medium sweet potatoes (5 lbs.)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
coarse salt
2 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
1/3 c. pecan pieces
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

1. 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.

2. Transfer half the potatoes to a second baking sheet; cook both sheets until potatoes are tender, tossing occasionally, 25-30 minutes.

(Note: To make ahead (up to 5 hours) prepare recipe through step 2. Cool; cover and refrigerate. About 15 minutes before ready to serve, proceed with recipe.

3. 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.

8 Comments:

Blogger christen said...

these sound delicious!

November 27, 2009 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger The Fullers said...

If you love sweet potatoes, you should give this one a try too.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Shaved Parmesan

(Serves 6)

6 medium sweet potatoes (baked, then sliced)
1 tbsp butter
4 large yellow onions
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp coarse salt
¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ cup shaved parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450
2. Bake potatoes until tender (about 45 minutes)
3. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet. Add onions, cook until soft (about 15 minutes).
4. Sprinkle with sugar, s&p, toss to coat.
5. Continue cooking on low heat to caramelize the onions (about 40 minutes).
6. Stir in balsamic vinegar, stir and remove from heat.
7. Layer potatoes in a serving dish. Top with onions and parmesan and serve immediately. (You can put them in the oven to keep them warm – cheese melts nicely over the potatoes when you do this)

November 27, 2009 at 6:37 PM  
Anonymous PattyL said...

Oh thank you, these are absolutely delicious. (If I could think of a description to top delicious, I would use it.) I know I will make these again and again.

December 27, 2009 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

These were amazing! Our family loves sweet potatoes too and this was a fabulous new recipe to try. Super Super Yum! :)

January 12, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I used this for Christmas dinner with actual yams (not sweet potatoes which are pictured) and it was just as good!

January 12, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Luann said...

Modified with I Can't Believe it's Not Butter Spray and just a sprinkle of brown sugar, to make it a little healthier and it was DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing!

January 24, 2010 at 2:02 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Time for a new recipe, please. :-)

February 8, 2010 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger mrs.rappsclass said...

How many does this serve?

March 10, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

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