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Sautéed Sweet Potatoes with Cherry and Bacon

No recipe image available.The delightful flavor of sweet cherries complements the savory ingredients quite nicely in this colorful and festive side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Partially cook bacon in a large sauté pan. Remove bacon, leaving drippings in the pan.
  2. Add sweet potatoes and cook over medium high heat until soft, stirring frequently.
  3. Add shallots, bacon and cherries to sweet potato mixture and sauté until shallots are translucent and bacon is crispy.
  4. 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.