A few months ago, my mom and Granny gave me a humungous box of sweet potatoes. Thankfully, they stay fresh for months (aren't root veggies amazing for that reason?!), so I've been slowly working my way through them. Now I'm down to the bottom of the barrel, and a few are beginning to go funky. I knew I needed a recipe to use a good chunk of them before it was too late.
Leave it to bloggers to come through in such a time of need. Laura from Peace by Pastries posted this delicious Crock-pot Sweet Potato Butter recipe a few weeks ago. I mentally bookmarked it and finally got around to making it yesterday. It took 12 hours in the Crock-pot.
A couple pounds of sweet potatoes made two jars about this size. I put one in the fridge for immediate use and attempted to can another jar in a boiling water bath. But for some reason, the jar seal has yet to pop. I'm starting to worry I didn't can it properly. Oh well, that just means I'll have to eat it up more quickly.
Since this stuff is super-cinnamony with a hint of a smoky sweet flavor, I don't think eating it up fast will be a problem. I had a healthy smear on some Ezekial bread with my breakfast this morning!
To the testers: I've posted several new recipes to the Crunk Cookin' site, all of which come together to make a tasty wafflewich.