Sunday, April 7, 2013

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

These were so so yummy. A Perfect fall side.
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

From: You Got Served

1 1/2 to 2 lbs. sweet potatoes
4 oz. smoked bacon
2 Tbs. dark brown sugar
3 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened
2 shallots, minced
1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
1 large egg
2 Tbs. heavy cream
2 oz. gruyere cheese, finely grated, plus more for garnish
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place the sweet potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet; bake until tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 45 min.  Remove from oven; let cool slightly.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil; place a wire rack inside.  Arrange bacon strips on rack and sprinkle with brown sugar.  cook until well glazed and crisp, 12-15 minutes.  remove from oven; let cool slightly and roughly chop.  Set aside.

Melt 1 Tbs. butter in a small skillet over medium heat.  Add shallots; saute until soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes.  Add rosemary and cook 1 minutes more.  Remove from heat, and set aside.  Slice each potato in half lengthwise.  Carefully scoop out flesh, leaving about a 1/4" border all around potato halves; place halves on a baking sheet, and set aside.

Place potato flesh in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Add remaining 2 Tbs. butter, reserved shallot mixture, egg, cream and Gruyere.  Mix well until combined.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place mixture into a baking dish.  Bake until golden, about 20 minutes.  Remove from oven; garnish with Gruyere, rosemary and reserved bacon.

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