Sweet potatoes, known to some as yams, are the candy-lovers’ preference to the rote rustic potato. As such, you can bet your bottom dollar that there are a lot of recipes out there to satisfy this significant demographic. We’ve compiled a few of those recipes from our own imaginations and also from around the net to give you a nice idea of what to do the next time your sweet veggie tooth wins the day.
Sweet Potato Rosemary Wedges
We found this superb recipe idea and it was clear from the get-go that it had to be shared with you, our readers. Nothing—and we mean nothing—is as lovely as Rosemary. Well, maybe a few people in the world, but this is a foodie blog and we have to make dire choices. Rosemary sweet potato wedges should be baked in the oven with sharp provolone cheese sprinkled on top. Bake them until they sport a crisp shell, but don’t add the fresh rosemary until about half-way through the process. Mmmm.
Sweet Potato and Carrot-Squash Soup
It might be hard for some, including this author, to imagine anything better than a simple, unadulterated squash soup. But the truth is striking. Throw in the right amount of carrot and sweet potato and this favorite dish becomes Godly. We’ll leave the process up to you, but don’t forget to add the essential spices: nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, paprika, honey, pepper, cilantro, chipotle, kabocha and cumin. Yes, all of them!
Sweet Potato Pie
A nice pie, for starters? How about for lunch? How about just any ole time of day? That’s how we like pie around here, and the sweet potato pie fits right in. The trick to making a sweet potato pie that tastes fabulous is in remembering the nutmeg, cinnamon, maple syrup and brown sugar. You’re going to want to mix in yogurt with the mashed potatoes, egg yokes and brown sugar before pouring it into a pie shell. The syrup comes last, along with the pecans. Enticing, isn’t it?
You’ve probably heard of this one before. You could easily pick out the sweet potato dish at a holiday meal because it’s always topped with lightly brown marshmallows. But let’s change things up a bit, shall we? What can be better than whipped butter? How about whipped yams? Where traditionally we might simply bake the sweet potatoes and place the marshmallows atop, let’s instead create a mashed sweet potato mix with the likes of margarine, salt and orange juice (of all things, but trust us). Spread this into a baking dish, sprinkle the miniature marshmallows on top and watch the magic happen.
Sweet Potato Fries
The final sweet potato recipe on our list is the easiest but perhaps the most recognizable of them all. Sweet potato fries make people happy, because they’re always a surprise. But here’s how we suggest you prepare them; something different. Create a batter out of cornstarch and simple club soda. Cut your sweet potatoes thin and dip them. Fry them in the oil of your choice (we like peanut oil). Top them off with a seasoning of salt, garlic and paprika. After you taste them, you might finally be convinced that yes, you should open that restaurant.