Friday, November 25, 2011

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

And don't forget the bacon and onions :) BTW, there is a vegan variation below.

While none of these ingredients are naturally glutenous nor contain dairy, that part was already done for me and the rest was quite simple too. And simply delicious. 

Thursday 11.24.2011, Thanksgiving Day:

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes 

(This recipe was adapted from All Recipe)

  • 3 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 6 slices lean bacon
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (100% maple)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Dash of thyme 

Preparation:

Place the sweet potatoes in a large casserole dish (11X7) and toss with the olive oil, garlic salt & pepper. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes and then give the sweet potatoes a healthy stir, place foil on and bake for another 20 minutes. 

Crisp the bacon in a large skillet and break into pieces (dabbing with paper towel first) in a small bowl. Leave the grease in and caramelize the onions in it (don't worry, this is ok because it's Thanksgiving ;)). Add the onions to the bacon. In the same pan combine the maple syrup, water and thyme. Simmer for about 2-3 minutes. 



Once the sweet potatoes are done, combine the bacon and onions and then drizzle the maple concoction atop. 




Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes Vegan Variation 


  • 3 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 3 tbls coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (100% maple)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Dash of thyme 

Preparation:

Place the sweet potatoes in a large casserole dish (11X7) and toss with the olive oil, garlic salt & pepper. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes and then give the sweet potatoes a healthy stir, place foil on and bake for another 20 minutes. 

Caramelize the onions in the coconut oil. In the same pan combine the maple syrup, water and thyme. Simmer for about 2-3 minutes. 


Once the sweet potatoes are done,  pour the maple concoction atop. 



Enjoy ;)

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