As a firm believer in the idea that vegetables never need to be smothered in butter and sugar to be palatable, I usually try to bring healthy and delicious veggie-full dishes to holidays and family functions to win over all of the skeptics in my life. And then there were these sweet potatoes, which, being smothered in a maple espresso bourbon sauce, are quite the indulgence yet are worth every calorie.
I may or may not have eaten half a batch on Thanksgiving and am still ruing the fact that I didn’t keep them all to myself.
Joanne Bruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student. Find more of delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well With Others