Peanut Butter Sweet Potatoes8:06:00 PM
This recipe has a rather random backstory. But it is a super simple recipe. Your sweet potatoes will never be the same again!
A long time ago, back before I met my husband, I lived with 2 sweet and awesome women. My roommates and I decided that we were super busy gals, but that we wanted to be intentional about building up our relationship as friends, as well. So we decided to make every Monday evening "roommate night." We took turns cooking dinner for the three of us and then prayed for each other and for different countries in the world.
I was thinking about that time in my life this weekend, and about the broad type of food that we ate. You see, all three of us had spent at least some time outside of the US (and one of us had grown up in Indonesia) so we had no fears about trying new cuisine. It was during that time in my life that I really began to stretch my wings and try all kinds of cooking. Anyway, this past weekend I was thinking specifically about a "groundnut stew" that one of my roommates had made during that time. And in case you were wondering, in Africa, groundnuts are what we call peanuts. This stew had many other things in it...I don't even remember all the ingredients!...but one of the other main ingredients was sweet potatoes.
I really started craving this combination of flavors this weekend, and we were having roasted sweet potatoes as a side on Easter. So I just went with it and combined sweet potatoes and peanut butter in a simple side...and if you like peanut butter, you will not go back to the traditional brown sugar and butter sweet potatoes again! Seriously, this is simple but truly dresses up a simple side.
Peanut Butter Sweet Potatoes (serves 4)
4 Sweet potatoes (1 per person)
3-4 tsp creamy peanut butter (about 3/4- 1 tsp per potato)
Bake sweet potatoes at 375 for 60 minutes or until done. Slice open potatoes. Fluff insides of potatoes, then add 3/4-1 tsp of peanut butter to each potato. Mix well within the skin. Serve.
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