I probably post too many recipes with sweet potatoes in them…
No, probably not. Actually I don’t care, sweet potatoes are LIFE.
I discovered sweet potatoes about three or so years ago. I was experimenting with paleo, though I do not diet (read more about that here…) I like the style of eating because of how I feel on it. Though, when I started I found it hard to get sufficient carbohydrates. Removing the grains drastically helped my health but I found when I started adding in the right carbs, I felt that much more AMAZING. Now, Many of my recipes are vegan, but this one calls for BACON. I think bacon gets a bad rap. For all you vegans, don’t worry you can replace the bacon and instead toast pumpkin seeds for a great protein source.
Anyway, I was looking through some of my cookbooks and getting motivated to start pumping out recipes. Of all the sautéed, baked grommet goodness, I happen to fall on a recipes that called for bacon and sweet potatoes. No surprise. So being stuck on my craving, I concocted this recipe. This is a great one to double and have extras for when you need pre made lunches. This dish was pared with sautéed’ winter/ fall veggies (pictured below) and seasoned with tarragon, a little oil and salt/pepper.
- 3 sweet potatoes
- 1 oz Balsamic vinegar
- 3 tbsp Grass fed butter
- 1 tbsp Sage
- 1 tbsp Thyme
- Himalaya Sea Salt
- Fresh Cracked Pepper
- Optional: Garlic Powder
- 2/3 pack- Whole Pack No Nitrate or Additive Thick Cut Bacon
- Preheat the oven to 400
- Chop the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes or triangles then lay on a baking sheet
- Cover with the balsamic vinegar
- Melt the butter, thyme and sage in the oven in a glass. Pour over the SP (sweet potatoes) and mix
- Add salt and pepper over the SP
- Make sure everything is evenly coated
- Bake for 50 minutes
- While the SP are cooking, Heat an iron skillet (or normal skillet) on medium
- Cut the slices of bacon in half, and place as many as you can in the skillet.
- As the pieces cook, they will shrink up so you can add the rest as time goes on. Pour out excess grease as needed.
- Once each piece is cooked, place it on a paper towel to “de-grease” a bit.
- 5 minutes left on the potatoes, place the already cooked bacon atop and let the grease sink into the potatoes slightly.
Enjoy with veggies:)