Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Maple Creme Fraiche

I am all about these Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Maple Creme Fraiche! Give me all that sweet potato goodness smothered in more sweet, spicy, salty, savory goodness please.
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Why Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are making a comeback and I couldn’t be happier about it. They are high in vitamins B6, E and C, potassium and iron and a great source of fiber especially when eaten with the skin on…and who wouldn’t want to eat the skin? Especially when making it crispy with a generous sprinkling with sea salt and pepper?

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Get Ready For The Explosion!

Your mouth is about to be so happy because these sweet potatoes are slathered in olive oil, rubbed with sea salt and pepper, baked to crispy perfection, and then topped in mixture of creme fraiche ( French sour cream), tabasco, lime, Serrano chili, and maple!

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What’s The Difference Between a Sweet Potato and a Yam?

Sweet potatoes cause some confusion at the super market and not just amongst the customers. I have had produce department employees tell me sweet potatoes and yams are the same thing. They are completely different species of plant. They have also told me sweet potatoes are white and yams are orange, again, incorrect as sweet potatoes and yams can be orange, purple or white. Here’s the deal, yams are grown in Africa very rarely sold in the US so no matter what the color or what the supermarket sign says, you are getting a sweet potato. Yams are toxic when eaten uncooked, sweet potatoes are not. To read more click here. But come back, because you want this recipe!

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The Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Maple Cream Fraiche

Tips and what you need: you will need a good sea salt (I buy the tub because it’s a real money saver. To see how to safely handle hot chili peppers click here)

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Maple Creme Fraiche
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
47 mins
 

I am all about these Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Maple Creme Fraiche! Give me all that sweet potato goodness smothered in more sweet, spicy, salty, savory goodness please.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipe, holiday recipe, winter recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
Potatoes:
  • 4 small-med sweet potatoes
  • Butter olive oil or ghee (to rub on skin)
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
Spicy Creme Fraiche:
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon serrano chili minced finely 
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
  • Small pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
Instructions
For Potatoes:
  1. Preheat oven to 450, place rack in center position and place a piece of foil in the bottom of the oven to catch drips
  2. Rub potatoes lightly (or your oven will smoke) with butter, olive oil or ghee and sprinkle  generously with sea salt and pepper. Place directly onto oven rack and bake for 40-45 minutes (or until a fork goes in easily).
  3. Remove when ready, slice open and top with sauce and serve.
Creme Fraiche:
  1. Stir all ingredients until well mixed. (see link above to learn to chop a Serrano chili)

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6 thoughts on “Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Maple Creme Fraiche

  1. This is one of my favorites! I was just looking at the sweet potatoes in my pantry this morning thinking I should make this recipe! It’s delicious!

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