Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

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Serves 4,
Preparation time – 2 minutes
Cooking time – 40 – 50 minutes

This delicious sweet potato dish is often served for Thanksgiving in North America to celebrate the settler’s first harvest.

Nutritional Value per serving:
Energy 291 kcal; Protein 5.4 g; Carbohydrate 37.1 g of which sugars 19.5 g; Fat 14.5 g of which saturates 7.4 g; Sodium 189 mg.

 

Ingredients

2 large sweet potatoes (about 450 g/ 1 lb each), washed 50 g/ 2 oz soft light brown sugar 30 ml/ 2 tbsp lemon juice 40 g/ 1 ½ oz butter, plus extra for greasing 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into thin strips Salt and freshly ground black pepper Sprig of flat leaf parsley to garnish

Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 190’C/ 170’C Fan/375’F Gas 5.
  2. Lightly butter a shallow ovenproof dish. Cut the unpeeled sweet potatoes crossways into four and place the pieces in a pan of boiling salted water. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook for about 25 minutes until just tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes and when cool enough to handle, peel and slice quite thickly. Place in a single layer in the prepared dish, arranging so that each slice overlaps one another.
  4. Sprinkle over the sugar and lemon juice and dot with butter. Top with the bacon and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Bake uncovered for 35 – 40 minutes, basting once or twice, until the potatoes are tender.
  6. Preheat the grill to high. Grill the potatoes for about 2 – 3 minutes until they are browned and the bacon crispy. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.


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