Sweet Potatoes: Roasted, Loaded, Fried and Made Into Pie
Book Review: 4 out of 5 star rating
Sweet potatoes are one of my very favorite foods and always have been. So I was delighted to get a copy of this cookbook, featuring nothing but sweet potato recipes.
The book starts off with the basic cooking of sweet potatoes – steaming, roasting, boiling, pureed and fried. The only recipe I’ve tried so far is the fries. The author offers two recipes – the hard way and the easy way. I have to admit I took the easy way and the result was delicious! I know, all of these delicious recipes and the first thing I do is make fries! But I had some veggie burgers that I wanted something good with and these were perfect.
Next up, I’ll be making Sweet Potato Risotto. The book says that in this recipe, sweet potato puree flavors and lightens the risotto while keeping it saucy and reducing the amount of dairy traditionally used. Sounds great to me!
And how can I resist Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Garlic-Maple Glaze? And being a vegetarian, I have to try the Sweet Potato “Big Macs”.
There are so many of the breads and backed goods that I’ll be trying this winter, such as the sweet potato biscuits, maple pecan sticky buns and the cake donuts. Oh, and the sweet potato waffles!
But is the book finished with all of that? Of course not, there has to be dessert! And such desserts they are: Black-Bottom Sweet Potato Pudding Pie, Sweet Potato Ice Cream, Sweet Potato and Sherry Flan and Summer Fruit Cobbler.
There are quite a few recipes that contain meat which I won’t be making but there are plenty here for me to try. Some of the recipes are a little daunting with ingredients that I’m not familiar with or needing certain appliances that I don’t have. Also, not all of the recipes contain photos. But the photos that are included are gorgeous.
I know sweet potatoes will make their way to my table a lot more than they used to!
This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.