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      Abernathy's Bacon-Brown Sugar Glazed Sweet Potatoes, 11/15/12

      Chef Mark AbernathyRed Door and Loca Luna Restaurants

      Serves 6

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      4 - 5 strips{} Applewood smoked bacon{}{}

      5 - 6 medium sweet potatoes{}{}{}{} peeled and cut into 1" wedges

      1 cup light brown sugar

      2 tablespoons{}{} balsamic or red wine vinegar

      1{} bunch green onions{} finely sliced including 1/2 of the green ends

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      Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F

      Fry bacon until crisp, crumble into bits and save the grease. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato wedges in the bacon grease until coated then toss in 1/2 cup brown sugar until coated. Spread out on a baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes until slightly soft. Remove from the oven and place back in the bowl. Toss gently with 1/2 more brown sugar, bacon, diced onions, vinegar and a pinch of salt. Return to the oven for 10 more minutes. Remove{} place in the bowl, keep hot and serve.{}{}

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      Options:

      Add some chopped toasted pecans

      Add a pinch of cayenne pepper

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