Thursday, September 10, 2015

Whipped Cardamom Sweet Potatoes

  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced shallots
  • 6 slices cooked bacon - crisp
  • 2tbl brown sugar (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork. Bake for 1 hour or until tender; reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees 
  3. Scoop potato flesh out of skins and place into a mixing bowl. Slowly beat in the butter and cardamom. Whip until potatoes are smooth and fluffy; season with salt and white pepper. Keep warm in oven.
  4. In a large deep skillet, heat 1 inch of oil until shimmering. Add 1/2 of the shallots to oil and fry until crisp. Be very careful not to burn it! Transfer the shallots, using a slotted spoon, to a paper towel; season with salt. Repeat the process until all the shallots are fried. Garnish top of potatoes with shallots and crispy bacon. sprinkle with brown sugar if desired.

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