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Jan 18, 2009 06:17 PM

savory sweet potato recipes?

I bought a big bag of sweet potatoes and am not sure what to do with them besides baked sweet potato fries. We don't care for the casserole with sugar or marshmallows or syrup on top.

Does anyone have any recipes for savory recipes? TIA as always, Hounds!!

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  1. Nigella Lawson has a great sweet potato and chickpea curry

    1. Here's a great recipe, much like the curry below. The whole family likes this one.

      Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry with Warm Pita Bread
      2 tbsp vegetable oil
      1 medium onion, chopped
      Coarse sea salt or kosher salt
      1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
      1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
      1 large or 2 small garlic cloves, chopped
      1 tbsp curry powder
      1 bay leaf
      1 ½ cups red lentils
      Pita bread
      1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. In a saucepan or kettle, bring 3 ½ cups of water to a boil.
      2. In a large saucepan over high heat, warm the oil. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens, and 3 to 4 minutes.
      3. Add the sweet potato, ginger, garlic, curry powder and bay leaf and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the boiling water and stir in the lentils. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the lentils break down and the sweet potatoes are tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Season with salt.
      4. While the potatoes and lentils are cooking, wrap a stack of pita breads in a slightly damp cotton towel, and place in oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
      Serves 4

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      1. Sweet potato hash: cut 2 - 3 strips of bacon into 1/2" slices and fry till crisp. Remove and either pour out bacon grease or add olive oil to make about 2 - 3 Tbsp left in the pan. Saute a small diced onion and/or a small diced red bell pepper till wilted. Add a little thyme if you have some. With the onion and pepper still in the pan, add a couple big peeled and diced sweet potatoes and cook till the potatoes are soft. Add the bacon back in, correct the seasoning, and serve. Serves 4 - 6, depending on what else is on the menu. This makes great leftovers the next day, too.

        1. I've been making a great yeasted sweet potato bread with mashed sweet potato.

          2 Replies
          1. re: TerriL

            That sounds good, could you share the recipe please?

            1. re: TerriL

              Terri has a great idea! Google "sweet potato rolls" and find the one on "southern foods"...its an awesome recipe. They are soft, fluffy and delicious! Make sure you use that recipe, because if I remember correctly it asks for a lot more sweet potato than the others which makes them really good and they keep really well....oh and boil the sweet potatoes. You mite be tempted to nuke them but they need the moisture from boiling...

            2. Try this:
              sweet potatoes
              red bell pepper
              red onion
              brussel sprouts
              small white potatoes
              garlic cloves

              Cut everything into somewhat uniform chunks. Toss with oil, salt and pepper, and roast at 400 until everything is tender and beginning to brown. I sometimes include chicken thighs dusted with smoked paprika or pieces of linguica.