Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Skewers

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bacon-wrapped-sweet-potato- skewersThe other day my husband mentioned going to a local Baconfest event  (bands, fun, & bacon), but we didn’t manage to make it.  So with friends, we decided to have our OWN BaconFest that evening!   My cool friend Beth made these an an appetizer, and after oohing and aahing I insisted on stealing the recipe!  Like a retro rumaki, but with sweet potato inside.  To give credit where due, my friend got the inspiration from a recipe on the Kitchn, but she substituted sweet potatoes for white potatoes, and I honestly can’t imagine it being any better.

Easy peasy to make, too.  Preheat your oven to 400.  Chop your sweet potatoes into 1 inch pieces, and either boil or steam them til just soft (can stab with a fork). Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, coarse salt, pepper, and chopped rosemary.

Line a sheet pan with foil.  Wrap each chunk of sweet potato in 1/2 a slice of bacon, stab with a toothpick to hold the bacon in place.  Place on pan.

Bake for 10-15 min on one side, then flip, and 10-15 on the other side…  or until (as Alton would say) golden brown and delicious.

And way tasty.

Previously by Beth:

Spicy Bacon Fried Green Tomatoes

Spicy Bacon Fried Green Tomatoes

Beth Kemper sends us this yummy recipe for a Fried Green Tomatoes, topped with bacon , goat cheese and jalapeños… and served with a variety of hot sauces for that little extra “ooomph”!  I love her addition of fried jalapenos – if you’ve never had those, they are great.

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  • Marnie said:

    Oh I don’t know how to thank you for this idea, not to mention the idea of a Baconfest. I will try this for sure and have little doubt I will be anything outside of completely in love with these! THANKS!

  • JehanP said:

    You cannot go wrong with sweet potatoes and bacon…omg these look soo good!! I’m am definitely bookmarking this recipe.

  • Dot
    Dot said:

    Thanks guys!

    and I’ll have more baconfest posts next week, so stop back by for the bacon pizza and bacon cupcakes!

  • Katie said:

    I would eat those in a heartbeat. And then my heart would hate me. …it’d be worth it.

  • Wile E said:

    What a great idea! I’m picking up some sweet potatoes from a CSA tomorrow, now I’ll have to pick up some bacon, too.

  • Dot
    Dot said:

    Let me know how you like them, Wile!

  • patti said:

    I made these for my book club girls and they were a big hit ! I sprinkled them with brown sugar before baking. Yummy
    !! I will try maple bacon next time. WOW these are so good

  • Dot
    Dot said:

    Great! glad to hear it :)

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