Honestly, a lot of my recipes are “birthed” from mistakes along with a little dabble of "limited ingredients." I mean, if we’re real with ourselves, not many of us have a pantry like they have on all those fancy cooking shows. More often than not, my pantry looks like a beat up homeless person.
It’s a struggle that I’m working on.
However, this recipe is delicious. I’m not fully confident that it is a “thing” but I am definitely confident that it should be.
I could probably perform a quick "google" search to find out if it is, in fact, a thing. However, I'm real busy refreshing the MSN homepage and digesting my lunch.
Sweet Potato Salad
4-5 Large Sweet Potatoes
1 Bay Leaf
1 Tablespoon Salt
16 oz. Fage Greek Yogurt
½ Purple Onion
¼ Cup Fresh Parsley (or ½ Tablespoon Dried)
1 Bundle Green Onions
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
Cayenne & Paprika, to taste
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Peel and cube the potatoes. Cover them with water in a large stew pot byabout 1 inch above the potatoes. Add the bay leaf and bring to a rolling boil. Once they begin to boil, stir in the salt and let it party for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. You’ll know they’re ready when they just begin to soften (Like "basic" potato salad).
Drain the potatoes and let them cool while you start on the “dressing.”
Finely slice or chop the onion. I always try to make it pretty small because I love onion and sometimes people don’t so, if you make it really small they can’t tell it’s there and you still get your way. Manipulation is fun if you let it be. Unless it causes a food allergy. Then you look like a terrorist. It's a fine line.
Chop up the green onion bundle (down to the white) and parsley, if you’re using fresh, and stir it into the yogurt along with the purple onion. Add your seasonings and mix it so good, like you’re on a cooking show or you’re the heavy-weight champion of the world but except you’re the medium-weight because that makes you sound skinnier and prettier, without just flat-out lying. Whatever flies your kite.
When the potatoes lose the heat required to give you a steam facial, pour them into a large serving bowl and stir in the yogurt mix. Chill in the fridge for at least 45 minutes, or overnight, and serve.
Enjoy this dish and the repeated accolades from your adoring fans that will quickly follow suit.
Just remember where you got this delicious dish. ;)