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Sweet Potato Bacon Bites

(Original Recipe)
Makes about 40 bites


5-6 sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon milk

1 onion

2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup flour

Herbs, chilli flakes and cinnamon to taste

1 egg

20 rashers bacon

1 tablespoon oil



Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and boil until soft. In the meantime, chop onion and garlic.

Mash the potato in a large bowl with butter and milk. Add the onion, garlic, flour, herbs, chilli and cinnamon. Stir until smooth, adding more flour if necessary. Crack an egg into the bowl and continue to stir until everything comes together.

Cut the rashers of bacon in half.

Pick up a spoonful of the sweet potato mixture and put it in the middle of half a bacon rasher. Pinch the bacon rasher up around it and place bottom-side down in a large, ovenable tray. Repeat until you run out of bacon, sweet potato, or space. At this point the bites can be frozen until you need them.

Drizzle the tablespoon of oil over your bites, and put them in the oven at 180 degrees (360 Fahrenheit) for twenty minutes (thirty to forty minutes if they are being cooked from frozen). They are ready once the bacon is beginning to look crispy. Serve hot or cold.