Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sweet Potato Sides


The other day I signed on to join Grace of eatdinner.org, Bri of Red, Round, or Green, Bettina of The Lunch Tray, and Jeanne of The Jolly Tomato to participate in a virtual Food Day Dinner Party. Bettina started things off on Monday with appetizers, and yesterday Bri supplied two entree recipes. Today Grace and I are bringing the sides. Welcome!



I thought that sweet potatoes would be a natural complement to Bri's lamb dish. These two recipes are regular parts of my repertoire, although the souffle is usually reserved for special occasions and holidays. The Souffled Sweet Potato recipe comes from mother-in-law, and is one of the best things she's added to my life ~ aside from my husband of course! The Sweet Potato Fries recipe was passed along to me from my mom. Try one or both and enjoy! 



Also, be sure to check out Grace's recipe for more side dish ideas at her site. Grace and I are offering a Blog for Family Dinner t-shirt and the "Eat Real" recipe booklet from Food Day as a prize. Enter by leaving a comment - or your favorite side dish recipe - here or at the EatDinner.org blog. One winner will be randomly selected from the commenters on this site and Grace's site.

Also be sure to check in with The Jolly Tomato tomorrow for dessert!


Souffled Sweet Potato

6 cups hot cooked sweet potatoes (I peel and boil them til fork tender)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3 eggs
  • Place sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, vanilla and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat with electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Place in a 2 quart casserole dish.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Sweet Potato Fries

2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into strips
1 1/2 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Place potato strips on cookie sheet.
  • Bake about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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