I love sweet potatoes. I would like to incorporate them more into main dishes. Not anything dessert-like.
Have any recipes to share?
Here ya' go. Two that always please.
Spicy Sweet Potato and Smoked Sausage Soup
8 oz smoked sausage (diced)
1/2 cup onion (diced)
1/2 cup celery (diced)
1 tbl jalapeno pepper (minced) (I have substituted chipotle in adobo sauce to taste)
3 cups sweet potatoes (peeled and large diced)
3 tbl flour
3 cups chicken stock
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Saute sausage in large pot for 5 minutes over medium heat; add vegetables and continue to sautÃÂ© for additional 5 minutes. Add flour and cook for 2 more minutes; add stock, salt, and pepper and stir till smooth. Simmer 20 minutes and potatoes are soft.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions
2 large sweet potatoes
(about 2 pounds) peeled and cut in 1 inch chunks
2 medium Vidalia onions, cut in 1 inch chunks
3 tbl olive oil
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur ( I don't use this)
1 tsp dried thyme
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Toss first 6 ingredients in a shallow medium sized baking dish. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover, bake 20 minutes longer. Sprinkle on almonds
I don't use the honey or cinnamon in this recipe. It's really good and since I love the "relish" I always double the amounts.
Sweet Potato-Coconut Soup with Spicy Relish
1 T canola oil
1 T unsalted butter
Pinch of red pepper flakes
ÃÂ½ small sweet potato, peeled & cut into a small dice
Salt and fresh black pepper
ÃÂ¼ cup finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
Heat oil & butter over medium heat. Add red-pepper flakes; heat for 10 seconds. Add diced sweet potato, salt & pepper. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until softened, 15 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to high & cook until diced potatoes are golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; stir in the parsley. (I like diced potato to get a bit crunch).
1-1/2 T canola oil
1 small red onion, chopped
2Ã¢ÂÂ piece of fresh ginger, grated
Pinch of red pepper flakes
3 cups chicken broth
ÃÂ½ cup water
1-1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into a large dice
1-1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (light version if you prefer)
1 T clover honey
Large pinch of ground cinnamon
Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and ginger; cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add red-pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds. Add broth and water; bring to a boil. Add sweet potatoes; bring to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are soft, 20-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
Use immersion blender to puree. Simmer over low heat. Whisk in coconut milk (or alternative), honey, and cinnamon. Cook until thickened and warmed through. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls; top with a spoonful of the spicy relish.
Serves 4. Per serving: 410 calories; 34g carbs;10 mg cholesterol; 30g fat & 4 g fiber.
Source: adapted from a Bobby Flay recipe
My note: the Ã¢ÂÂspicy relishÃ¢ÂÂ is the best part of this soup! Double the amounts.
I have not used white potatoes in over 10 yr., I substitute sweet potatoes in recipes for white potatoes. Toss them in any soup I make. Have steamed them, then mashed them, and let cool overnight in the refig and make pancakes with them, made bread with them, using banana bread recipe, made fritters also. Many ways to use this useful veggie.
We love them cubed, along with cubed white potatoes; drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper and copious amounts of peeled, whole garlic.
All put in a baking dish and roasted at 375 till tender. Covered for the first while, then uncovered.
Also, just plain, baked is wonderful. No need for butter when eating them.
Classical rÃÂ¶sti-potatoes are not bad at all substituted with sweet potato. If you aren't familiar with them, they are sort of patties made from coarsely grated potatoes, oil or butter, salt and pepper. When you get them slightly crispy they are usually very popular across all age gaps, and even cultural barriers.
The link is to a recipe with eggs and goat's cheese, but they are often made with neither; just potato, oil, salt and pepper. You can made them in a frying pan, and heat them up in the oven, they are even more crispy after a few minutes on a baking tray in the oven.
Here is a link that might be useful: sweet potato recipe on the web.
Family favorite with prime rib:
Baked Sweet Potatoes with maple-jalapeno sour cream
Rub oil and salt on 4 scrubbed, sweet potatoes and dried
Place on rack and take 450 for 40-45 minuts or until soft (I wrap mine in foil)
1/2 c sour cream
1 Tbl maple syrup
2 tsp seeded and minced jalapeno ***I use canned minced green chiles, drained
1 tsp lime juice
salt and tobasco to taste
Serve potatoes with:
maple-jalapeno sour cream
For the holidays, we make sweet potato casserole that has only a little butter, 1 Tb brown sugar and a little cream, to whip the potatoes, then they are put in the oven for 30 minutes and marshmallows are added to the top for the last few minutes.