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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Quick and Easy Duchess Sweet Potatoes


      Do you guys like sweet potatoes?  Matt could definitely go without.  He usually humors me if I make them, but skips them at Thanksgiving.  I, on the other hand, love them.  I love sweet potato fries, roasted sweet potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, sweet potato casserole.  You name it, I probably like it!  I wanted to try something a little bit different, thinking maybe I would find the perfect thing to bring Matt over to my side.  So, I thought it would be fun to make a duchess potato version of sweet potatoes!  You get some slightly crunchy bits on the edges and soft, pillowy sweet potato on the inside.  What's not to love?



     I am a busy mom though.  I work a full time job, chase a two year old and have to make dinner in the few minutes in between.  So, starting with sweet potatoes that need to be peeled and boiled didn't seem realistic.  I knew just the thing to save most of the time and effort would be to use canned sweet potatoes.  It worked like a charm!  Just drain them and give them a mash.  Mix in a few quick ingredients, spoon them into a piping bag and "Voila!" magic is born!


      This shortcut method makes these quick enough to make on a weeknight and fancy enough to serve to guests.  They would be a fun twist to your classic sweet potato side on Thanksgiving or would be great alongside a ham as well.  I don't think they made Matt a sweet potato lover, but he did eat a couple.  I'll take that as a win for now and accept the challenge of still working to convert him!



Quick and Easy Duchess Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

1 egg, lightly beaten
1 29 oz can sweet potatoes, drained
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
a couple of grates of fresh nutmeg (about 1/8 tsp)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I love these precut sheets).
  2. Mash together all ingredients until smooth and uniform.
  3. Spoon into a piping bag with a large star tip.
  4. Pipe onto parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned.

43 comments:

  1. Hi Carlee,
    I too love sweet potatoes but not my hubs. I like this easy and fast recipe to make them.
    Wishing you a wonderful day.
    Julie xo

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    1. Too funny! Our hubbies need to get with the sweet potato program! Thanks for stopping by Julie!

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  2. Oooh, these are so beautiful! I've never made Duchess potatoes but they are so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, they really are easy too. Especially if you start with the can rather than the whole potatoes!

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  3. Looks really easy and tasty, Carlee. I'm definitely going to have to try these :)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. They are easy and fun! Thanks so much for stopping by Rue!

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  4. These look fantastic! What a great presentation :) I have to try this!

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  5. You've done it again! I was looking for a delicious side dish and yours look amazing! I love duchess potatoes, genius to use sweet potatoes! Pinned! I can not wait to try this!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! I thought they were a lot of fun to make (and eat!)

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  6. How can you not love sweet potatoes?!? I'm with you - I'll eat them ALL the ways. And these are so beautiful - I can't wait to try them! They definitely would be a lovely addition to a Thanksgiving spread. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It doesn't make any sense, does it? I am going to win him over one of these days, in the mean time I will just have to go on eating all of the sweet potatoes when I make them (which really isn't all that bad!)

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  7. I love sweet potatoes, too. These sound quite tasty.
    What a great idea to use the canned ones as a shortcut.

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    1. It definitely saves a lot of time in the prep work!

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  8. So cute! LOVE this idea. I happen to love sweet potatoes too. I hear you on being a busy working mom. I'm right there with ya friend!

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    1. Thank you! For the most part I enjoy keeping busy. Some days though, it would be nice to have a break. I figure I should get one in about 18 years ;-)

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  9. Of course this would be your beautiful post C! I've always wanted to try matching dutchess potatoes, thanks for giving me a terrific excuse to do so! :) These looks so elegant!

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    1. They are so much fun to make and serve! I hope you love them!

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  10. Delicious! They look so perfect! My favorite sweet potato shortcut is to use the microwave.

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    1. That does really cut down on the time too! You could very easily start with microwaved sweet potatoes and scoop out the flesh. Maybe that's what I'll do next time!

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  11. Not only do they look good - they look pretty!! Thanks for sharing on What's for Dinner Sunday at the Lazy Gastronome

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    1. Thank you! They certainly dressed up the plate!

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  12. Oh my, these look too beautiful to eat! Who needs holiday decorations with a presentation like that ?! Thank you for sharing this easy recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinning!

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    1. Thank you so much! They really are easy to make and made an otherwise humble dinner seem a little extra nice.

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  13. Thanks Carlee for sharing this delicious and easy sweet potato recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  14. These are just adorable! Love them! They sound delicious too!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  15. Hi Carlee, wanted to stop back over to let you know that your recipe will be featured at the next Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope you'll join us - party starts Saturday @ 5pm ET.
    ~Laurie
    MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies

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    1. Thank you so much! I will be there for sure!

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  16. I love these Carlee and will be featuring them this week! Yum!! Can't wait to try!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine! I hope you are having a great week!

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  17. Wow, these look yummy! And they'd be so fun to serve at Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Thank you! They would be so pretty on your Thanksgiving table. Thanks for hosting!

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  18. I looooooooooooove sweet potatoes, and these are so cute!!
    Fabulous idea, and I'd love to try
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you so much! I love them too, it is one of the foods that I can't understand why people don't like them. Oh well, more for us!!

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  19. I never thought of doing this with sweet potatoes- brilliant! Thank you for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday and hope you'll come back this weekend with your latest & greatest. :)

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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    1. It is a fun way to dress them up a little bit! Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  21. Oh, I definitely love sweet potatoes, these look amazing! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. Thank you! We really enjoyed them! Thanks for hosting!

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  22. These sounds so mouth watering. Think I'll be giving these a try.

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    1. I hope you love them! It is a fun way to dress up a sweet potato.

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