I love playing around with the traditional flavors of the season. Yes, the traditional dishes of the Thanksgiving table are ones that many of us look forward to all year. However, there are times when ya gotta just play and flirt with tradition. Case in point are these little sweet potato skewers. The flavors are distinctly familiar, but the presentation is just plain-old fun. You may be faithfully married to the notion of marshmallow topped sweet potatoes, but these cuties are a playful alternative that will have peeps begging for seconds. And in the end, the empty skewers make for some pretty epic sword play!
Maple Glazed Pancetta & Sweet Potato Skewers
2 tbls butter
4 tbls maple syrup
1 can pineapple chunks
1 package of pancetta slices
4-5 sweet potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes
bamboo skewers, soaked in water for
Layer the sweet potato, pineapple and pancetta onto skewers that have been soaked in water. Roast the skewers in a 375*F oven until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 25-30 minutes.
In a separate pan, melt the butter and mix with the maple syrup. After 15 minutes of roasting, baste the skewers with the maple and butter mixture.
Divinely salty & sweet! Heck, these would make ANY meal fun.