Thursday, November 12, 2009

I Love Sweet Potatoes

It's the same every Thanksgiving holiday. How am I going to prepare the sweet potatoes this time? I've mashed, served sweetened with marshmallows, savory with red chile, served baked - whole- with a little butter. This year I wanted to make this delicious recipe I found in the FOOD Everyday magazine, November issue. Bourbon Sweet Potatoes. Super easy recipe and the most tasty sweet potatoes I've had in along time.

Look at these luscious wedges dripping in a decadent sauce of brown sugar, bourbon and butter. Who could resist? Check out the simple recipe.

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes
(from the FOOD Everyday magazine, Nov. 2009)

3 ½ pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch wedges
½ cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons bourbon
Course salt and ground pepper
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Arrange sweet potato wedges in a 9 X `13 inch baking dish.
Add sugar and bourbon and toss to combine; season with salt and pepper.
Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and glazed, 1 to 1 ½ hours, tossing every 30 minutes.
Stir in butter before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Doesn't get any simpler than that. Of course, if you want to make something a little more dramatic, there is a recipe I prepared last year for our Left-Over Queen's tribute to Ovarian Cancer Research. Orange Sweet Potato in Red Chile Sauce.

This recipe is red-hot with red chile sauce. The combination of the spiciness of the chiles with the sweetness of the oranges makes this recipe keeper. If you would like to see the recipe, please follow this link (it's a post from 2008).

Now that we're on the idea of bourbon, check back in a couple of day when I post several cocktail recipes that you can keep on hand for celebrating with friends and family. Hasta Luego.


Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

They sound rich and delicious. And lovely. The oranges and red chiles look really good too - what a combo of flavors!

ARLENE said...

I'm sold on those liquor spiked beauties, but I'm not waiting for Thanksgiving. Going to pick some up at the farmers' market and make them with my favorite chicken. YUM. You do have the sweet corner "cornered," querida.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

These sound so good Teresa!!! I love sweet potatoes!!!

Maria said...

Love the bourbon in the sweet potatoes, it must lend an amazing flavor.

Juliana said...

Me too, I love sweet potatoes, like the way that you prepare it...look delicious with bourbon and the one with the red chiles looks very tasty as well...yummie!

girlichef said...

I am so in love with sweet potatoes right now...these look so delicious :D

Debinhawaii said...

Gorgeous--you have me craving sweet potatoes right now!

Foodycat said...

Those sweet potatoes look so good!

Adam said...

No no no no no.... I... LOVE sweet potatoes. :)

I like how you've become the sweet potato master come thanksgiving. Way to keep up the tradition with something new... bourbon! (Am I surprised... of course not) :) Maybe a little lime salt would work too... but that's up to you!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh my goodness, Teresa - I didn't even plan to do sweet potatoes, but now...

Oh, my.

These look GREAT!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those sound out of this world.

Thanks for the good wishes! :)