For a hearty, fun appetizer, arrange cubes of sweet potato and pieces of smoked sausage on skewers and serve with a lemon-garlic mayonnaise. Serve warm or at room temperature. If you choose to serve the Sweet Potato Squares warm, prepare the mayonnaise first.
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2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 32 (1-inch) cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound spicy smoked sausage, cut into 32 (1/2-inch) pieces
I have made this recipe several times. Everyone loves it and my friends often request this appetizer for get-togethers. I couldn't find spicy smoked sausage so just used regular smoked sausage. It's a great fall recipe. Definitely make the lemon-garlic mayo. Delicious!
Made this for our little get together with friends. I tried it and it is great. I didn't have any lemon but I had Lime and I added a little chili powder to the mayo dip. Will update after the party tonight.
I have made this appetizer twice and love it. It's worthy of a special occasion but equally good at a casual event. I love the pairing of the sweet potato with the smoked sausage. The garlic dip is a great addition for an added flavor combo, but I always serve the dip on the side and many opt to not dip these appetizers. Since these can be served at room temp (or warm), advance prep is also another advantage. Great appetizer!
I have prepared this for two different different parties and Thanksgiving. The recipe got rave reviews from everyone. I used Turkey Polish Kielbasa which I prepared on the grill the day before. Sweet Potato Squares with the olive oil and sea salt or Kosher Salt are also delicious as a side dish. An interesting twist would be to make a Lime Aioli with Cilantro. This recipe is definitely a winner and I will prepare it again!
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