Friday, September 18, 2009


When I was a kid, I hated sweet potatoes. I mean I hated them! Mom tried to fix them every way she could think of, and my taste buds just would not play along! When I was 12 or 13, we used to go over to the neighbors house for dinner at least once a month ( they loved to entertain ) and one of the things they made was a baked sweet potato that was wrapped in bacon. Well I was required to take at least one bite of something before I could say " I do not like this" and not have to eat it. Well one evening we were eating at said neighbors house, and the bacon wrapped sweet potatoes were on the menu. My Mom put one on her plate and dressed it up with butter and a little salt and pepper and asked me to take a bite, saying it tasted really good and different. I curled my nose up but took a bite, and omg was it good! I think I ate two of them that night lol. From then on I have LOVED sweet potatoes just about any way you can cook them! Who knew a piece of bacon could be such a catalyst lol...

Anywhere, here is a yummy Mabon Sweet Potato recipe I came across and wanted to share. Enjoy!


Serves about 6

6 medium sweet potatoes
3/4 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 tablespoon orange juice
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
4 orange slices, cut in half

Peel and halve sweet potatoes, place in a covered skillet. Add boiling water and salt. Simmer until tender; about 15 minutes. Drain off liquid, leaving about 1/4 cup in skillet. Dot potatoes with butter. Combine remaining ingredients and add to skillet. Cook uncovered over low heat until glazed, about 15 minutes. Baste frequently, turning potatoes once. 


Heather S-G said...

These sound really good...but I'm stuck on the idea of those bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes! I have to try that! Isn't this just the best time of year!? I am busy drooling over recipes for Mabon and the rest of the season! :D Thanks for sharing this one.

Mother Moon said...

goodness these sound wonderful... Planning on making them this weekend.. thanks so much for the recipe

Unknown said...

Your welcome! The bacon wrapped sweet potatoes are my FAV! I make them all the time. The bacon just gives it a subtle smoky flavor that is awesome!