Rediscover Sweet Potatoes

Ingredient
September 21, 2011

Don't wait for the inevitable casserole to turn up at Thanksgiving—rediscover sweet potatoes with 5 new recipes right now.

Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs
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Sweet potatoes are nothing new under the sun. As Columbus discovered more than 500 years ago, the brilliantly hued tubers have been cultivated on our shores long before we were the united states of anywhere.

What doesn't seem to have changed in much of that time, however, is our endless fascination with boiling, mashing and sugaring sweet potatoes, then topping them with broiler-singed marshmallows.

Not that we don't love that old Thanksgiving stand-by as much as the next person, it's just we thought, 'why wait until November to indulge?' Which made us consider that perhaps there are still flavorful facets of sweet potatoes we had yet to discover…turns out we were right. 

Here are five new iterations that made us look at sweet potatoes in a deliciously new light—we think you will too.

By Stacey Norwood, Relish Multimedia Editor

 

 

 

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Deconstructed Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

You can use a leftover cooked sweet potato to make this dish. Add some cooked spinach to the hash if you like.

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Bombay Sweet Potatoes

For a change of pace from marshmallows, flavor your sweet potatoes with Indian-style spices.

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Chipotle Brisket with Sweet Potatoes

This slow-cooker dish produces a fork-tender spicy brisket.

Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs

Rediscover Sweet Potatoes

Don't wait for the inevitable casserole to turn up at Thanksgiving—rediscover sweet potatoes with 5 new recipes right now.

Chili-Crusted Sweet Potato Fries

Your kids will love this healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional french fries.

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