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Nov 21, 2005 12:39 PM

Looking for good/unique sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving

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Hi there,

I'm tired of my traditional pureed sweet potatoes with marshamallows on top (though I do like the addition of Grand Marnier in the puree!). Does anyone have a sweet potato recipe that both adults and kids will enjoy? Something a bit different from the norm?


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  1. If mustard as an ingredient doesn't put you too far off your turkey, Epicurious.com has a recipe for sweet potato salad with mustard vinagrette that I've been modifying to serve as a hot side dish lately.
    Roast the chopped up potatoes, toss with the vinagrette and serve while still warm. I've also added crumbled up bacon or toasted pecans.

    I would make it for Thanksgiving myself, but my boyfriend says it's too radical a departure from traditional turkey day fare.

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      Sunshine Girl

      Sara Moulton just did some recipes from viewers. Since you mentioned kids, they probably wouldn't be so keen on the one recipe (more of a salad with sweet potatoes). However, this twist on your mashed sweet potatoes would be fun and entertaining for the kids (especially if you get them to help!).

      Link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

      1. Kids and adults really like this one.

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        1. There's a Jewish recipe called tzimmes ("simmess")
          - it's cubed carrots, pitted prunes and sweet potatoes baked with butter, or a bit of oil, and honey. You can add a little cinnamon too & salt.
          Usually eaten with baked meats or poultry.

          1. It's a fussy thing to make, but for our vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner I'm making sweet potato ravioli with goat cheese and cayenne, and serving with sage butter.