Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Honey-Topped Sweet Potato

When you need a quick side dish that will serve the both of you with minimal fuss, a sweet potato and a few on-hand ingredients will step right in!
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
1.  Bake sweet potato (see notes, below).
2.  In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, honey, and cinnamon until smooth.  Cut an "x" on top of potato.  Using a fork, fluff the pulp.  Add butter mixture, fluff with potato until melted.

Robyn's notes: just as with white potatoes, there are several ways to bake a sweet potato.  The fastest is the prick it with a fork in several places, and microwave on high for 8-9 minutes, flipping once halfway through.  You can also poke it then wrap in foil and bake at 400°F for 45-50 minutes, or on a grill if you've already got one heated.  The longest way but which has the best result in my opinion is to poke it in several places, wrap in foil, place in a 1 1/2 qt slow cooker, and cook on Low for 4.5 hours.  Use what works best.  Unfortunately in the photo above I baked it in the oven, for an hour even, and though it felt cooked through when I squeezed it, it wasn't as soft as I would have liked, so it was difficult to "fluff" the pulp.  Watch me demonstrate this recipe on youtube!

*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often

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