Cuisine American, Farmers Market, North Carolina Goodies, Southern, Summer Food
about 3 medium or 2 largesweet potatoes
½cup or sotahini OR
1cuptoasted sesame seeds
about ¾cup or sopine nuts(better if toasted!)
1 teaspoonsalt(more if you like)
cumin, cinnamon, cilantro, freshly ground black pepper, rosemary or other favorites in your home
asplash of spiced rum,optional (but then it won't be "spirited!"
Preheat oven to 425. Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Toss on large baking pan with most (or all)* the garlic cloves and oil. Move about every 10-15 minutes so that all sides get nice and caramelized. This will take 30-40ish minutes, depending on size of cubes.
Once done, let cool slightly, then throw all, including the oil, into your food processor. Add remaining cloves of garlic, tahini or seeds, nuts, butter, salt and the seasoning or combination you like best. This is also the time to add a splash of rum if desired.
Whirl until nice and creamy!
Serve with your favorite dipper... pork rinds! crackers! pita chips! toast!
This recipe doesn't require exactness. Just close to my suggested amounts will be just fine. You know what you and those around you prefer for flavor, so add whatever herbs and spices suits y'alls fancy. And also, even though it's hard to beat the roasted sweetness of pine nuts, this is a good dish to use bits and pieces of nuts in your pantry. I just highly suggest giving them a quick toast in your oven (I use my toaster oven). This will add yet another level of flavorful goodness.
Be sure cubes are uniform in size so they roast at the same time.
*I like to use mostly roasted garlic because of the roasted sweetness, but also, I like to throw in just a couple of un-roasted for another layer of flavor too... whatever works for you