Citrus Sweet Potato Puree with Pork Cracklins
Pork and sweet potatoes are food that every Southern cook knows how to prepare a thousand ways. This variation appears in the "Cracklin' Kitchen" episode of A Chef's Life, featuring chef Vivian Howard.
- 4 large roast sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 orange
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- Peel the sweet potatoes and drop them in the bowl of your food processor. Melt the butter and sugar until they come together as a liquid. Zest the orange, lime and lemon into the processor and add their juice as well. Begin processing and stream in the hot butter/sugar mixture and salt. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Serve topped with lots of cracklins!
Tips/TechniquesYou will need a food processor and a microplane, for zesting.