Chocolate Maple Porter Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Let's face it: your grandmother's marshmallow-wonder of a sweet potato casserole is better suited for the dessert table than as a vegetable side. Our Chocolate Maple Porter spiked recipe has enough maple syrup to satisfy your sweet tooth but with plenty of garlic, shallots and roasted malt flavor to bring this dish back to the savory side of the meal.
What You Need
- 1 12-ounce bottle of Chocolate Maple Porter
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 3 medium sweet potatoes (1 ½ to 2 pounds), scrubbed well
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- fresh thyme
What You Do
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- In a sauce pan over medium-high heat bring beer, garlic and shallot to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup. Strain and reserve.
- Cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
- Melt butter in a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat evenly. Add maple syrup and reduced beer; toss potatoes to coat, and bring liquid to a boil.
- Transfer skillet to oven; cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, and liquid has reduced to a thick glaze, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and season with salt, pepper and fresh thyme. Serve warm. Enjoy.