Sautéed Sweet Potatoes with Cherry and Bacon
The delightful flavor of sweet cherries complements the savory ingredients quite nicely in this colorful and festive side dish.
2 pounds (3 large) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 pound bacon, chopped
2 shallots, sliced
12 ounces frozen sweet cherries, drained and cooked down to absorb some moisture
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
- Partially cook bacon in a large sauté pan. Remove bacon, leaving drippings in the pan.
- Add sweet potatoes and cook over medium high heat until soft, stirring frequently.
- Add shallots, bacon and cherries to sweet potato mixture and sauté until shallots are translucent and bacon is crispy.
- Toss in chopped parsley and season to taste.
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of the National Cherry Foundation, through ECES, Inc., Electronic Color Editorial Services.