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Chef Mark Abernathy
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Serves 6

 

4 - 5 strips  Applewood smoked bacon  

5 - 6 medium sweet potatoes     peeled and cut into 1" wedges

1 cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons   balsamic or red wine vinegar

1  bunch green onions  finely sliced including ½ of the green ends

 

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F

Fry bacon until crisp, crumble into bits and save the grease. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato wedges in the bacon grease until coated then toss in ½ cup brown sugar until coated. Spread out on a baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes until slightly soft. Remove from the oven and place back in the bowl. Toss gently with ½ more brown sugar, bacon, diced onions, vinegar and a pinch of salt. Return to the oven for 10 more minutes. Remove  place in the bowl, keep hot and serve.  

 

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