Citrus Sweet Potato Puree with Pork Cracklins Recipe | PBS Food

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.


Yield: 4 servings



  • 4 large roast sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. 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!


You will need a food processor and a microplane, for zesting.
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