"I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand." -Ben Franklin

Friday, February 3, 2012

Recipe: Sweet Potato Clapshot

Clapshot is a traditional Scottish side dish made with potatoes, swedes (a.k.a. rutabaga or Swedish turnip), and chives; this is also known as "neeps and tatties." Since I don't eat regular potatoes (and I know many of you don't as well), I decided to make this with sweet potatoes... then add my own spin to it.

Ingredients (serves 3-4):
-1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled
-1 large swede/rutabaga, peeled and cut into small chunks
-3 tsp. chives
-2 tbsp. butter
-salt and pepper, to taste

1. Boil the sweet potatoes and swede in separate pans until cooked.
2. Drain the water and combine in one pot. Add in the butter. (Optional: Pour in a little heavy whipping cream for a creamier texture.)
3. Mash the sweet potatoes and swede together until smooth. Stir in the chives and a little salt and/or pepper... and serve! (Optional: Garnish with more chives.)

For a not-so-traditional version, add in the following:
-1/2 an onion, finely chopped
-2 tsp. basil
-2 tsp. oregano
-1 tsp. garlic powder (or finely chopped garlic)

Quote of the Day:
"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." -La Rochefoucauld


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