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Curried Sweet Potatoes

November/December 1994, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Dried apricots, raisins and curry powder make unusual but delectable partners for sweet potatoes in this old-style Southern recipe. Try it with roasted pork tenderloin, turkey or chicken.



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Curried Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Makes: 10 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, (8 or 9 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup dried apricots, (3 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch slivers
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until tender but not mushy, 8 to 12 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, combine apricots, raisins and boiling water in a small bowl; let sit until plumped, about 10 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large wide pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add curry powder and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the cooked sweet potatoes, apricots, raisins and the fruit-soaking liquid. Season with salt and pepper. Stir gently over medium-low heat until warmed through.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Nutrition

Per serving: 287 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 66 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 8 g fiber; 306 mg sodium; 769 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (840% daily value), Vitamin C (80% dv), Potassium (34% dv), Fiber (31% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 4

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 fruit


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