Sweet Potato Fingerling's

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This is a great way to eat sweet potato's ,if you love them.
When I lived in Albuquerque,NM, Mrs.Connellyy (the home extension teacher)showed me this recipe for these great tasting morsels... I love them a lot...great at parties too! Great wrapped in bacon and dipped in pineapple sauce, or brown sugar maple- butter sauce.


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Serves:

4 to 6 servings

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

POTATO PREP:

4 medium
produce sweet potatoes, microwave
1 tsp
salt
1 pinch
black pepper
1 Tbsp
instant potato flakes, dry-more or less depends on moisture of sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp
brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 lb
precooked bacon slices,(or panko crumbs or both)
1 to 2 qt
coconut oil or canola oil

SAUCES:

PINEAPPLE:

8 oz
crushed pineapple,undrained
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
orange marmalade
1/2 c
sweet and sour sauce

CRANBERRY:

1 1/2 tsp
cornstarch
2 tsp
brown sugar
1/4 c
orange juice
1 dash(es)
cinnamon
8 oz
cranberry sauce,jelly type

BROWN SUGAR:

2 Tbsp
butter
1 1/2 Tbsp
corn starch
1/2 c
light brown sugar
1 c
pineapple juice
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Potato Prep:
Bake the potatoes in the microwave for about 6 minutes or until fork tender. Cool and peel; place in a medium bowl and mash with the brown sugar, cinnamon,salt and pepper and potato flakes and gently stir to combine. Shape into nuggets about 1 inch wide and 1 1/2 inch long.Wrap a piece of bacon around each finger tot.Secure with toothpick if needed in each end.(if mixture too thin add a bit more potato flakes).
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Note: If you do not want to use bacon you can roll the fingerling's in panko crumbs only.
2
Place oil in skillet and heat to 350^. Add a few fingerling's at a time to the hot oil and fry for 1 minute until golden brown and crisp, about 4 minutes more. Transfer to paper towel- lined cookie sheet to drain- keep warm in 200^ oven.Serve warm with your choice of sauce...
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Note: gently move and turn fingerling's in oil to brown on all sides.
3
Pineapple Sauce:
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan for 20-25 minutes, stirring until it starts to thicken. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
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Cranberry:
Combine all ingredients and mash up cranberry jelly and add it to the pan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat for 2 minutes or until thickened.
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Brown Sugar:
Combine cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Stir in brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pineapple juice. Return to heat and boil until thick and smooth. Add vanilla and stir until blended.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian