Sweet Potatoes: Not Just for Casseroles

November 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

I made Sweet Potato Biscuits this weekend and again today (using this recipe) as I had some leftover sweet potato puree.
Look at them all golden and puffy and delicious. I discovered this recipe several months ago and had to try it. Before that I’d never heard of or thought about a sweet potato biscuit. Now, I just think about what to put on them or in them. Maybe thick slices of ham and a slice of cheese? Honey and apple butter are both nice; I’ve tried them already. Or nothing at all.

Fans of flaky, buttermilk biscuits know well the perfection that can exist in the first chewy/crusty bite. It’s an understatement to say that it’s hard to wait for them to cool off before digging in. What could be simpler and at the same time so satisfying? Even the word biscuit sounds as delectable coming out of your mouth as the floury goodness tastes going in. Don’t talk about biscuits, say, on a road trip to another state for a friend’s wedding after you see a billboard for Cracker Barrel, but you have at least 2 more hours in the car. That’s torture.
With these, you can taste the buttermilk and a tang of something unexpected, I guess, the sweet potato, though it doesn’t announce itself boldly. It’s more of a creamy, textural addition that makes these biscuits almost spongy in the middle.
As it is sweet potato season, I expect I’ll be making more of these and soon!

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