German-Style Sweet Potato Salad
l saw this on the Kitchen from Jeff Mauro and it looked tasty. I'm posting it for #CookaSweetPotatoDay!
Feb. 22 is Cook a Sweet Potato Day!
What I used:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Bacon (4 strips)
- Chopped Onions (I forgot to get an onion)
Typically I cook bacon on a wire rack or grate over a baking sheet and bake it; this way the fat drips out. Here I cooked the bacon strips in a pan because you use the bacon fat for an oil for a little vinagrette for the sweet potatoes. I took out the bacon and made into chunky pieces.
To make the sweet potatoes easier to chop into chunks and to make things faster, instead of boiling them, I microwaved them for 5 or 6 min. and then I sauteed them in the bacon fat.
Tip: It's also easier to peel them to if you microwave the potatoes / sweet potatoes for a few minutes.
I poured some vinegar, squeezed some mustard and added some copped onion powder into the bacon fat. I mixed it all together and then I poured it on chunks of potatoes and bacon.
Then I added it on top of the sweet potatoes and bacon and added some parsley.
Ta da! It's an unexpected fun way to eat sweet potatoes!
Give it a try! We are good at this!