6 Delicious New Things to Do with Sweet Potatoes
Is there any food more perfect for fall than a sweet potato? The roasted sweet potato is perfect alongside so many fall entrees (and of course whipped up sublimely into a Thanksgiving casserole), but this year I'm expanding my sweet potato embrace beyond the main course. Let's face it, these veggies are delicious in so much more than that.
Here are 6 delicious new dishes to whip up this fall with that abundance of sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
These can be made small, like blini, and become an elegant way to deliver a dollop of caviar and crème fraiche or a twirl of whipped feta. They can also provide a fun riff on chicken and waffles: Top with a fried chicken nugget for a small version, or a chicken tender for a more substantial mouthful.
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes
Sweet Potato Biscuits
These can be made any size you like; we love them in a small one-bite 1 ½ inch size. Split and top with country ham or other cured meat, a schmear of honeyed cream cheese, a slice of sharp cheddar, or a baked goat cheese with hot pepper jelly. They're a wonderful vehicle for all sorts of toppings—let your imagination go wild.
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits
Sweet Potato Chips
A bowl of these is ideal with cocktails or a glass of wine but can also be turned into a fun version of nachos with pulled pork and green chili queso. Or serve with hummus or white bean dip.
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Latkes
These crispy pancakes made of shredded potato are amazing on their own, topped with sour cream and applesauce. But if you want to zhuzh them up, think about topping with mango chutney and a candied bacon crisp, or a spicy salsa and avocado.
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Latkes
Sweet Potato Puffs
These elegant little croquettes are great on their own, but also a good vehicle for all sorts of dips and sauces, or to put on skewers. Try them topped with a single shrimp or dunked in a caramelized onion dip or herbed cheese dip, or with a cheese fondue.
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Puffs
Sweet Potato-Goat Cheese Tots
Sure, tots can accompany any dish, but they are wonderful as appetizers or nibbles. I like to wrap them in prosciutto, bacon, or even a strip of salami and bake until crispy or put them on a toothpick with a cube of ham and a spicy BBQ sauce for dipping.
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato-Goat Cheese Tots