Friday, July 25, 2008

Thanksgiving and beyond.....sweet potato croquettes with a basil infused sweet potato bisque and " chile limon" pumpkin seeds.



This little sweetheart of a vegetable ( sweet potato) needs no introduction. This starchy root vegetable can stand its ground against the pumpkin on Thanksgiving day or any other day for that matter, at least for me and especially if you prepare it my way. It is crunchy on the outside but once you take a bite, that savory and sweet flesh says "Hello" you have reached the love! These are baked in the oven and the bisque is a great accompaniment to this croquette. The bisque too is all sweet potato with just a little bit of cream to impart a smooth velvety texture.I have had guests try this and comment that they do not particularly like root vegetables but will eat this one any day as long as I prepare it!
This sweet potato has a light yellow flesh and I am not talking about the "bright orange" one called the yam.

2 comments:

Danica said...

This looks amazing! You can't just show this to a pregnant girl! My mouth is watering:)

Donette said...

NO I THINK IT LOOKS SO GOOD, IT IS A GREAT IDEA AND A LITTLE DIFFERENT. BUT BOY IT LOOKS GOOD, SWEET POTATOES ARE SO IT RIGHT NOW THAT IS ALL PEOPLE ARE BUYING INSTEAD OF POTATOES CAUSE THEY ARE SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU. I THINK IT IS A BIG HIT! AS FAR AS MY LITTLE KITTEN I HAVE (EXTRAS) ON MY EMAIL THAT YOU CAN ADD CUTE LITTLE THINGS:)






DONETTE