Sweet on Sweet Potatoes
Whether swapping standard white potatoes for sweet potatoes in a game day potato skins recipe or mashing the sweet spuds as part of a reinvented potato casserole, opportunities to incorporate sweet potatoes in home-cooked recipes are endless. Popular food blogger Jessica Segarra of TheNoviceChefBlog.com says she also enjoys stuffing sweet potatoes with unique ingredients or making homemade fries.
“Coupled with a few other simple ingredients like sea salt, cracked black pepper and olive oil, sweet potatoes can bring a lot of flavor to a meal,” Segarra says. “One of my all-time favorites is making homemade sweet potato fries paired with a flavorful dipping sauce, although the fries require a bit more effort on the backend to prepare.”
Luckily, in today’s growing marketplace, consumers don’t have to slave away slicing and dicing. Frozen food companies like all-natural Alexia Foods offer a wide variety of premium sweet potato side dishes available at retailers nationwide. From the company’s bite-sized, crispy Sweet Potato Puffs to its innovative Sweet Potato Roll featuring 8g of whole grains in every roll, each of Alexia’s unique sweet potato products are made with farm-fresh, American-grown sweet potatoes and are prepared in the oven in around 20 minutes.
“More at-home cooks are choosing to serve sweet potatoes as part of their weeknight menus. They’re not just reserved for the holidays anymore,” says Mike Smith, vice president and general manager of Alexia Foods. “Using the highest quality ingredients and latest flavor innovation, our wide variety of convenient options such as the new Alexia Sweet Potato Roll or classic Alexia Sweet Potato Julienne Fries give Americans a chance to stay ahead of the latest food trends right in their own kitchen. Plus, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A -- making them a snack or side dish consumers can feel good about.”