Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving in the Southwest - Part 4

As part of my Southwestern Thanksgiving menu, these "Smashed Candied Sweet Potatoes" make a colorful substitution for the traditional mashed potatoes. Unusual additions like chile powder and red wine vinegar balance the sweetness of the honey. Not only is this a beautiful side dish, it is interesting and addictive! It's almost like dessert! If this fabulous recipe doesn't appeal to you, another option would be Whipped Chipotle Sweet Potatoes.


Smashed Candied Sweet Potatoes

Serves 6

Ingredients:
5 large sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds)
1 cup honey
2 tablespoons Guajillo or New Mexican red chile powder
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roast potatoes until tender, about 45 minutes. Let sit until cool enough to handle. Cut in half and scoop insides into a large bowl. Discard the skins. Smash, mixing in remaining ingredients. Place in a serving dish and return to oven to reheat until hot. Serve hot.

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