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Unique/Different Sweet Potato Recipes?

post #1 of 15
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I'm in charge of the sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving this year. I never make a "typical" dish -- I like to do something unexpected & different. Does anybody have any great sweet potato recipes? I was thinking of making roasted sweet potatoes & bananas, but I haven't officially made up my mind yet, and I'm open to suggestions!
post #2 of 15
Here's a few I found while browsing. I like to try something different too, but unfortunately trying a new sweet potato recipe would not go over well with my family!


This is a soup that sounds yummy!
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Roasted...er/Detail.aspx

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...cipe_id=385230

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...cipe_id=521472
post #3 of 15
Mmmm... I LOVE sweet potatoes. If your going to roast them I'd suggest plantaines inestead of bananas... they'll hold up better. That soup does sound extra yummy too. My favorite though, is sweet potatoe fries. You can either deep fry them or do them in the oven. Oh, and yesterday I saw Paula Dean make chips with them. Regular fried sweet potatoe chips which she then seasones half and half. Half savory with salt, peper and garlic powder... and half sweet with sugar.
post #4 of 15
One of my faaaaaavorite websites is 101cookbooks. I haven't made this recipe, but everything else I've made from the site has turned out fabulous

Vanilla Mashed sweet potatoes - http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/000589.html
post #5 of 15
OMG - I saw Paula Deen do a sweet potato recipe, and while it is ceative I am not sure if I would try it. She mashed them with spices, then formed balls of sweet potato around marshmallows, and THEN rolled them in coconut.
post #6 of 15
I make mashed sweet potatoes with OJ instead of milk. It is really simple and it tastes great! I sprinkle nutmeg on it.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
I make mashed sweet potatoes with OJ instead of milk. It is really simple and it tastes great! I sprinkle nutmeg on it.
Oh, that would be delicious! I'm sure the OJ really gives it a "zing". I'm going to have to try it!
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
My favorite though, is sweet potatoe fries. You can either deep fry them or do them in the oven
That does sound good. You could roast them like normal potatoes too, cut into chunks drizzled with olive oil.
post #9 of 15
Every year we do Sweet Potatoes the same way. Boil them in largish chucks til just firm, spread them on a baking tray and drizzle melted butter with brown sugar and cinnamon, then bake for 15 minutes til glazed.
post #10 of 15
This is the one I make and its a hit every year. I do substitute wheat nuts for pecans because of DHs allergy. They have a similar flavor and texture so it works. You can also leave out the cranberries and nuts and it is still as good.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

3 large sweet potatoes, (about 3 lbs.) peeled and cubed
1 pkg. (12 oz. size), cranberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


Preheat to 350°.

Use a large roasting pan, lightly grease it and then put in the potatoes and cranberries.

Combine the maple syrup with the melted butter and pour over the potato cranberry mixture; stir to coat.

Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Spoon into a serving dish and top with chopped pecans.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by KarmasMom View Post
This is the one I make and its a hit every year. I do substitute wheat nuts for pecans because of DHs allergy. They have a similar flavor and texture so it works. You can also leave out the cranberries and nuts and it is still as good.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

3 large sweet potatoes, (about 3 lbs.) peeled and cubed
1 pkg. (12 oz. size), cranberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


Preheat to 350°.

Use a large roasting pan, lightly grease it and then put in the potatoes and cranberries.

Combine the maple syrup with the melted butter and pour over the potato cranberry mixture; stir to coat.

Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Spoon into a serving dish and top with chopped pecans.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.
That sounds YUMMY! I think I'll do ours that way this year. Could turn into a classic!
post #12 of 15
I make a lentil, sweet potato and spinach soup that is to die for! But it's probably not something you would want to serve as a "side dish".

You could always make sweet potato french fries. Those are yummy! You can even make them into wedges and bake them in the oven instead of deep frying them.
post #13 of 15
I do a sweet potato casserole. sweet potatoes and granny smith apples layered with brown sugar. Yummy and very easy. It's in the Fanny Farmer cookbook. PM me if you want.
post #14 of 15
I forgot to say to those who are making the maple roasted sweet potato recipie I posted you can make it the day ahead, thats what I do. One less thing to do on Thanksgiving. Heres what to do...

Make the recipie as directed. Cover and refridgerate up to 24 hours. Reheat at 350 for 15 min or untill hot.
post #15 of 15
If you are still wanting a creative way for sweet potatoes that isn't just a side dish, PM me and I can send you my sweet potato pie, complete with homemade crust. It takes a lot like pumpkin pie.
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