Monday, March 28, 2011

Recipe Monday - Guest Post

I love The Type A Housewife and I asked her to write a guest post for my blog. She sent me this amazing recipe. I can't wait to try it..........

"Since Katie was kind enough to write a guest post for my blog, The Type A Housewife, I decided to return the favor and write a post for Kady Did. And because I love doing cooking posts, I thought it would be fitting to write one here!

My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is plain--I love roasting them in the oven and eating them just like that. It's a shame that so many casserole and dessert recipes add so much sugar to sweet potatoes when they just don't need it.

Seeking to make a sugar-free dessert involving sweet potatoes, I knew the key was to roast the potatoes long enough that they started to caramelize and soften. I added a Fuji apple for a little more natural sweetness and used the mixture as a filling for wontons. Rather than deep-frying the wontons, I decided to pan fry them using cooking spray. I served them with Apple Cider Dipping Sauce, although the chai syrup I made for my poached pear recipe would be fantastic with these too.

Sweet Potato and Apple Wontons

2 medium sweet potatoes
1 large Fuji apple, peeled, cored, and diced
3 tbsp. water
1-14 oz. package of wonton wrappers
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
a dash of nutmeg (you can put in more if you like--I'm not a big nutmeg fan)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork and bake for about 40 minutes, or until soft. Allow to cool.

While potatoes are cooling, add water and apple to medium saucepan, cover, and heat over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until apple pieces are tender.

Scoop insides of potato into medium bowl and add apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until well combined.

Add a heaping tablespoon of filling to each wonton. Wet edges of wontons to seal.

Heat a liberal amount of cooking spray in large skillet over medium heat. Add wontons and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy.

If time is a factor and you can't make the dipping sauce or chai syrup, these would also be great dusted with some cinnamon sugar or drizzled with maple syrup. Yum!"

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a sweet potato fan, but I bet JD would love this recipe!!


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