Saturday, November 21, 2009

More Ideas for BB Produce

If the usual sweet potatoes with all the brown sugar and marshmallows are too sweet for taste, here is what I am going to try this year. It came from a Pillsbury website.


6lb dark-orange sweet potatoes (9 large or 12 medium)
8oz bacon (8 to 10 slices)
1/4cup Progresso® panko crispy bread crumbs or Progresso® plain bread crumbs
1tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1/2cup sour cream
1/4cup butter or margarine, softened
2medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon pepper

1.Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Pierce sweet potatoes several times with fork. Place in pan. Bake about 1 hour 15 minutes or until tender. Cool 10 minutes. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel potatoes and cut out any eyes or dark spots.
2.Meanwhile, cook bacon as desired until crisp; chop. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
3.In large bowl, mash potatoes with potato masher. Stir in chopped bacon, sour cream, 1/4 cup butter, the onions, salt and pepper until well blended. Spread mixture in baking dish, or form individual servings in dish with 1/2-cup ice cream scoop or measuring cup. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over top.
4.Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated and bread crumbs just begin to brown.

If you want to make your own bread crumbs, this is the time to clear out your cupboards. These are some of the random foods that I have run through the food processor to make mine. All kinds of breads, crackers, chips, some seasonings. The parmesan cheese was because I was making chicken parmesan. Don't think that would be good on these sweet spuds! Trust me on this one, you can make much better crumbs than you can buy. If you want to just use breads, start drying it out now!

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