Thursday, August 6, 2009

That is a sweet potato!

At the store the other day I ran across some white sweet potatoes! They looked intriguing, so I got two to make mashed sweet potatoes. They were great. I added a bit of butter and some brown sugar, and mashed them until they were mostly smooth. They had a nice flavor. They were sweet, of course that could have been the brown sugar! To compliment the sweet potatoes we had some ham, and brussel sprouts glazed them with a balsamic reduction! Oh how delightful!

It was a rich meal full of flavor and the colors were beautiful too. It would have been just as nice with the regular orange sweet potatoes, but I love to try something new!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
2 potatoes cubed and boiled
3 tablespoons butter (more if you like them really buttery)
3 tablespoons of brown sugar (more or less to taste)

Mash together. Serve! Yum

Brussel Sprouts
12 sprouts
Bring water to a boil. Add sprouts boil for 7 minutes or so until bright green. Stirring occasionally.

Balsamic Reduction
1/4 balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar (might need a bit more)

Bring to a light boil, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. This can be used on many dishes, but tastes really good on the brussel sprouts.

Slice and pan fried until warm.

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