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Garlic Sweet Potato Biscuits

No recipe image available.Serve these savory, garlic-scented sweet potato biscuits with all types of meals. They are especially nice for casual fall and wintertime get-togethers and dinner parties.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup cold unsalted butter
1 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Cut butter into mixture using pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add sweet potatoes and half-and-half; stir until mixture comes together.
  2. Transfer mixture to lightly floured board and knead about 30 seconds. Pat to about 1-inch thickness and cut into 2-inch circles using biscuit cutter. Arrange on ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) about 15 minutes, until puffed and golden. Transfer to wire rack.
  4. Combine melted butter, parsley and garlic powder. Brush over hot biscuits.
  5. Serve biscuits warm.

Makes 18 biscuits.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/18 of recipe): calories 91 protein 1 g. carbohydrate 12 g. fat 4 g. cholesterol 12 mg. sodium 115 mg. Vitamin A 3,277 IU.

Recipe courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.