Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

Yes, I took something healthy and made it not so healthy.  I would feel guilty about it if these weren't soooooooooooooo good.  The cayenne gives the sweetness a gentle kick that is a treat for your tastebuds. 

Bacon wrapped sweet potatoes

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 9 pieces each
9 slices bacon, cut in half
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp  cayenne

Cut the sweet potatoes into 9 sticks and boil for 10 minutes or until just soft enough to be able to stick a toothpick through them.

Cut bacon in half and bring to room temperature - it's easier to use to wrap at that temperature.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and spices.

When sweet potatoes are ready, drain and wrap bacon around and secure with a toothpick.  Place in cast iron frying pan (or an oven ready fry pan) and brown lightly.  Cover with brown sugar mixture and finish by baking for a half hour.

Servings: 3

Bake for 30 minutes at 350°F