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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cognac Chestnuts


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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cognac Chestnuts

Post by Lobo on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 10:48 pm

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cognac Chestnuts

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 8
This side dish is delicious paired with turkey or ham. You can roast the sweet potatoes in advance, then toss them with the crisp bacon and chestnuts just before serving.

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  • 4 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into
     1⁄2 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. thick-cut bacon, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup French chestnuts with cognac, halved
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped green onions, green portions

Wine Pairing

This pairs well with soft, medium-bodied white wines like the Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc, Durbanville from our Wine Club.


Preheat an oven to 375ºF.

In a large mixing bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast, stirring occasionally and rotating the pan after about 25 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and golden around the edges, 45 to 50 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large fry pan over medium heat, fry the bacon, stirring occasionally and draining the fat from the pan as needed, until golden and crisp, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Drain all but 2 Tbs. fat from the pan. Add the chestnuts and sauté, stirring, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Return the bacon to the pan along with the roasted potatoes and green onions. Stir to mix and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper. Transfer to a warmed serving bowl and serve immediately.
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