[updated from 08/19/2010]
Mmmmmm, bacon candy canes. This could be a side dish or a meal all on it’s own, who am I to say?
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into matchsticks about the width of your pinky finger.
- 8 oz bacon, don’t use thick cut
Get your oven to 425°F and place your oven rack in the center of the oven. Slice each piece of bacon in half, lengthwise and then in half, widthwise. So you’ll have 4 strips cut from 1 piece of bacon. Wrap 1 strip of bacon around 1 matchstick sweet potato. Lay on a baking sheet that’s been lined with a silicone pat or parchment paper. Repeat until all the bacon is gone. If you have left over sweet potatoes, toss ’em on the pan too, they’ll cook beautifully in all the rendered bacon fat. Bake for 15 minutes until the sweet potatoes feel soft. Then turn the oven to broil and let the tops get crispy.