I don’t know how many of you know this, but I hate sweet potatoes. Granted the only time it’s been served around me has been candied sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. Just thinking about the texture makes me gag. I also don’t like pumpkin for the same reason. However, given my old age and tendencies to get a bit adventurous I have reconsidered my position on sweet potatoes. The NC Sweet Potato Commission has started a campaign of getting people to eat more sweet potatoes but not in that sweet dessert category so many associate sweet potatoes with. I got the pleasure of trying out some turkey sweet potato meatballs and I have to say, I am sold. I was really prepared to gag when I bit into it so imagine how surprised I was when it tasted good and had a nice texture to it!
So now I am all about trying some new recipes. I already want to make those meatballs in burger form. Then maybe try some sweet potato pancakes, sweet potato pesto lasagna rolls, and some sweet potato breakfast pizzas. Maybe if I get brave enough, I can try some sweet potato candy.
What’s your favorite sweet potato dish?