Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Twice Baked Sweet Potato

Great with a salad for lunch or as a side for dinner.
Twice Baked Sweet Potaoes

3 sweet potatoes, scrubbed
1/4 cup goat cheese
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
3 roasted garlic cloves, mashed (optional)
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
3 slices apple wood bacon, cooked and chopped
1 Tablespoon sour cream
1 Tablespoon green onion, finely chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 Tablespoon butter, divided

Preheat oven to 375F.
Prick sweet potatoes all over with a knife. Cook potatoes in microwave on high for 2-3 minutes (this will quicken the cooking time in oven).
Place potatoes on a foil lined baking pan and cook about 40 minutes in the oven. (If using garlic, it can be roasted at the same time)
When potatoes are cooked and tender, take out of oven and slice in half.
Scoop out most of the flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch to keep potato skin edge firm.
In a bowl combine potato flesh, goat cheese, thyme, bacon, sour cream, green onion, salt and pepper, and garlic if using.
Spoon back into skins and dot with butter.
Bake an additional 20 minutes.

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