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9 Sweet Potato Recipes to Brighten up any Autumn Day

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9 Sweet Potato Recipes to Brighten up any Autumn Day
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Sweet potatoes come in two varieties one with pale cream flesh to the other with bright orange flesh and are often referred to as Yams in the USA. With their distinctive creamy texture and sweet spicy flavour they work perfectly in a number of fall dishes with a fitting sweet potato recipe lending itself to most occasions, for vegetarians as well as tasty side dishes to meat based mains.

Sweet potatoes natural sweetness make them a great addition to balance savoury dishes as well as adding cheerful colour. Whether baked, steamed, boiled, sautéed, mashed or turned into an unusual dessert, sweet potatoes make a popular addition to any meal.

Fall is the perfect time to sharpen your sweet potato skills, so if you are looking for a sweet potato recipe here is a selection to take you through the sweet potato spectrum. From a standard mash and chips to a Thai curry and a Malaysian dessert we have just the sweet potato recipe for you.

Mashed Sweet Potato

A comforting and simple side dish this recipe is just sweet potato mash with milk, butter, salt and cinnamon.

SWEET POTATO CHIPS WITH KETCHUP

Hot deep fried sweet potato chips put a nice twist on the traditional chip.

SWEET POTATO CRISPS WITH AVOCADO AND GARLIC MAYONNAISE

Crunchy sweet potato chips and dip make for perfect appetizers.

THAI-STYLE PUMPKIN CURRY WITH SWEET POTATOES, CABBAGE AND BEANS

Sweet potato works brilliantly in Thai cooking. Try this comforting curry in one bowl.

Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon with Shallots Served with Sweet Potato

Sweet potato mash adds colour and sweetness to this succulent chicken dish.

SWEET POTATOES AU GRATIN WITH PECANS

Sweet potato takes centre stage in this gratin. A great dish for a crowd that can be served as a main course to vegetarians or a side dish alongside a roast.

A RECIPE FOR POTATO BASED DESSERT

This Malaysian recipe for Bubur Cha Cha puts sweet potatoes at the centre of the dessert dish set in a sweet coconut soup.

MANIÒCAS

This recipes from chefs Helena Rizzo and Daniel Redondo is much easier than it looks. The pre boiled root vegetables are roasted off in the oven and arranged carefully on top of a tucupi/coconut milk foam.

Sweet Potato Stuffing for Thanksgiving

The cornbread stuffing combines sweet potato with italian sausage and cornbread along with a mix of herbs. An ideal way to stuff a turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Looking for a splash of colour in the kitchen this fall? try looking at our easy pumpkin recipes.

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