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What would you suggest for a finger food sweet potato recipe?

We are having a small get-together this coming weekend and will be implementing a small ‘Thanksgiving’ type meal/snacks. The problem, they need to be finger-foods or easy to eat, easy to access foods. For example, we’ll be having turkey sandwiches, etc. I would like to try to make something that has sweet potatoes in it. Does anyone know of any finger-food recipe that has sweet potatoes in it?
Thanks so much!

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11 Responses to “What would you suggest for a finger food sweet potato recipe?”

  1. been there done that said :

    cut them up like French Fries, dip them in batter and deep fry.

  2. Mortal Wombat said :

    Chop them up and either make fries or chips like you would with a potato.

  3. Linda M said :

    make sweet potato chips there good canola oil thin slice the sweet potato’s cook until crisp add a little salt and enjoy.

  4. libbyami said :

    fried sweet potatoes do them up like french fries and sprinkle with some cajun seasoning Yum!

  5. amber;) said :

    Get those phyllo dough in the biscuit section in the grocery store, bake them like normal, bake some sweet potatoes and mash them with butter, then take the baked biscuits out of the oven, take out center, put a dollop of mash on each one, and sprinkle with feta cheese, broil until very slighly golden on top. Yumm….

  6. delius80 said :

    You could make french fried sweet potatoes. You could probably find different recipes by doing a search on Yahoo!
    Good Luck!

  7. Liz J said :,1950,146168-244198,00.html

    Try that. It’s sweet potato cups. The cups are orange peels. Sounds interesting. If you’re on, there’s also a cookie recipe for sweet potatoes.
    Good luck!

  8. Penny B said :

    why not make them like french fries, or potato chips. with dip.

    I would also make some ham sandwiches. not everyone likes or can eat turkey. also make something like cucumber sandwiches for those who may be vegetarian.

    How about deviled eggs with the egg white, and mashed sweet potatoes piped into the center rather than the egg yolk?

    Make sweet potato tart pies. you know those little bitty ones like mini quiche?

    Or just cut them about 1/2 inch thick and grill them.

  9. sassy said :

    Sweet Potato Wontons

    2 (15 ounce) cans sweet potatoes, drained (often called yams when canned)
    1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
    1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    24 wonton wrappers
    1 egg white, lightly beaten
    1/2 cup canola oil, more if needed
    1In a large bowl, mash sweet potatoes with cheese, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg with a fork or potato masher until well blended. You don’t have to get them perfectly smooth.
    2Place 8 wonton wrappers on a work surface. Add 1 tablespoon filling in the center of each wrapper. Brush edges of wrapper lightly with egg white. Bring one corner of wrapper to the opposite corner to enclose the filling and make a triangle. Press down gently to flatten sweet potato mixture slightly and press edges firmly together to seal in filling. Repeat with remaining wontons and filling.
    3Heat 1/2 cup oil in a 12-inch skillet to medium heat. Add 8 ravioli to oil and cook 1 minute on each side or until golden. Remove ravioli with tongs to drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining ravioli, adding up to 1/4 cup more oil if necessary.
    4In a small microwave-safe serving bowl, heat 1/2 cup of cranberry fig sauce in the microwave on high 20-30 seconds or until warm -OR- heat the sauce on the stove top over low heat about 5 minutes or until warm. Serve ravioli immediately with warm sauce for dipping.

    Spicy Sweet-potato Sticks

    3 large sweet potatoes (1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
    2 tbsp vegetable oil
    3 tbsp unsalted butter
    1/2 cup water (or as needed)
    3 tbsp honey
    white pepper
    ground ginger
    ground cardamom
    ground cloves

    Pare the sweet potatoes and cut into short sticks about 1/4-inch thick (if you have a food processor with a disk designed for French fries, use that).

    Heat the oil and butter in a wok or skillet over medium-high heat; don’t let the fat brown.

    Add the potato sticks and toss to coat; season with salt, white pepper, about 1/4 tsp each of ginger, cardamom, and a small pinch of cloves. Add 1/2 cup water; adjust the heat to medium-low, and cook, tossing often, but gently, for about 5 minutes, adding drops of water if needed to prevent sticking.

    Add the honey and continue to toss-cook until the sticks are just tender and nicely glazed, perhaps 3 minutes. Check the seasonings and serve promptly.

    Yield: 6 servings

    Sweet Potato Sausage Balls

    3 cups biscuit mix
    1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
    2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
    1 pound sausage, hot or mild, uncooked
    1 teaspoon Creole seasoning or seasoned salt, optional
    2/3 cup chopped pecans, optional
    Heat oven to 350°. Line a baking pan with foil and lightly grease or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
    Combine biscuit mix,cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, sausage, and seasonings until well blended, using hands or an electric stand mixer with paddle beater. Add chopped pecans, if desired. Wet hands with cool water and shape the mixture into 1-inch balls; place on the prepared baking pan. Moisten hands from time to time as needed to prevent sticking. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned on tops and deeper brown on bottoms.

    Great party snacks or appetizers.

    Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen.
    • 3 cups fresh sweet potatoes (yams) cooked and mashed or 2 (15 oz.) can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
    • 1 tbsp. margarine
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 2 tbsp. flour
    • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 large egg
    • 3 cups crushed corn flakes

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

    Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl.

    Add margarine, brown sugar, pecans, vanilla, flour, and cinnamon; mix well.

    Beat in the egg.

    Form the mixture into bite size balls and roll in crushed corn flakes.

    Place the sweet potato balls on the baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray and bake for about 20 minutes.

    Serve with toothpicks.

    Bacon and Sweet Potato Bites

    Leftover baked sweet potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
    2 Tbsp. melted butter
    dash white pepper
    8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, each slice cut into 5 pieces
    20 oz. can pineapple chunks, well drained, reserving 2 Tbsp. juice
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the sweet potato pieces on ungreased jelly roll pan, and drizzle with butter and sprinkle with pepper. Top each sweet potato piece with a piece of bacon, then top that with a pineapple chunk. Secure each stack with a toothpick. Brush some of the reserved pineapple liquid over each stack.
    Bake at 400 degrees about 5 minutes until heated through. Cool slightly before serving. Makes about 40 bites

  10. Kishie P said :

    boil the sweet potatoes and mash them up with sugar.
    it is the most amazing and yummy way to eat it.

    hope this helped!

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